QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF PHYTOCHEMICALS IN SENECIO BIAFRAE LEAF

AJIBOYE, B.O and IBUKUN, E.O and EDOBOR, G and Ojo, A.O. and Onikanni, S.A. (2013) QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF PHYTOCHEMICALS IN SENECIO BIAFRAE LEAF. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INVENTIONS IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, 1 (5). pp. 428-432. ISSN 2320-1428

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to find out the presence of phytochemicals in the aqueous extracts of Senecio biafrae leaves of both qualitative and quantitative screening methods. In qualitative analysis, the phytochemical compounds such as alkaloids, saponin, tannin, phlobatannin, phenol, anthraquinoes, flavonoids, glycosides, steroids, terpenes, cardenolides, flavonoid and chalocones were determined in the sample aqueous extracts by using standard methods. The aqueous extract of the Senecio biafrae showed positive results for nine phytochemical tests. Also, quantitative analysis of the important secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, saponins and tannins were tested in the sample extracts. Results concluded that the presence of these active compounds may be responsible for the medicinal purposes of the plant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phytochemicals, Senecio biafrae, qualitative, quantitative screening.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr Tayo Okunlola
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 13:01
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 13:01
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/1023

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