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Phytochemical characterization using various solvent extracts and GC-MS analysis of methanolic extract of Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz. leaves 
Grover, N; Patni, V 
International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
ISSN: 2656-0097
EISSN: 0975-1491 
Objective: The aim of the present study was to characterize the plant for the presence of biologically active phytochemicals using various solvent extracts of leaves and flower samples of Woodfordia fruticosa and GC-MS analysis of methanolic leaf extract of the plant. Methods: In the present investigation, various extracts of the leaf and flower of Woodfordia fruticosa were screened for the presence of steroids, reducing sugars, alkaloids, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids, anthraquinones, glycosides and Vitamin C/ascorbic acid by standard qualitative test procedures and further this study was extended by analyzing the potent bioactive compounds in the methanolic extract of Woodfordia fruticosa leaves using GC-MS analysis. Results: In the qualitative phytochemical screening/characterization using various solvent extracts of plant, it was found that most of the biologically active phytochemicals were present in the methanolic extract of Woodfordia fruticosa leaves. The GC-MS analysis revealed the presence of twenty one compounds in the methanolic leaf extract of Woodfordia fruticosa. The major costituents were Di-N-Octyl Phthalate; Dibutyl phthalate; Hydrocinnamic acid; 3,5-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-hydroxy-; 2-Propanol, 1-(2-butoxyethoxy)- and Caryophyllene Oxide, along with other minor constituents. Conclusion: Results confirmed the presence of therapeutically potent compounds in the leaf extract predominantly tannins and terpenoids. 
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