Identification of Major Phytocompounds Present in Methanol Fraction of Calotropis gigantea (L.) Dryand Leaves Using GC-MS

Sreeja R. S. *

Department of Zoology, Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous), Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Manju K. G.

Department of Zoology, Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous), Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Sheeja V. R.

Department of Zoology, Iqbal College, Peringammala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Calotropis gigantea is spotted as a major source of drug due to the presence of biologically active compounds. Scientific studies proved that the plant parts such as leaves, root, stem, flower and latex are highly potent against various illnesses. Present investigation deals with the determination of bioactive constituents from the leaf of Calotropis gigantea (L.) Dryand using gas chromatography - mass spectroscopy (GC-MS). Methanol extract of plant leaves were prepared using Soxhlet apparatus. The results of GC-MS analysis revealed the presence of 32 bioactive compounds, some of which includes Linolenic acid, Pentadecanoic acid, Palmitic acid, Squalene, DL-.alpha.-Tocopherol etc. can be used for the development of various traditional medicines. According to the findings of this study, C. gigantea leaves offers an excellent source of phytocompounds with a wide range of pharmacological properties

Keywords: GC-MS analysis, Calotropis gigantea (L.), phytocompounds

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Sreeja R. S., Manju K. G., & Sheeja V. R. (2024). Identification of Major Phytocompounds Present in Methanol Fraction of Calotropis gigantea (L.) Dryand Leaves Using GC-MS. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 45(2), 16–22.


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