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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 19, No. 4, 2015, pp. 795-801
Bioline Code: ja15099
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2015, pp. 795-801

 en The Chemical Constituents and Bioactivity of the seed (Fruit) extracts of Buchholzia Coriacea check for this species in other resources Engler (Capparaceae).
OJINNAKA, CHUKWUNONYE M.; NWACHUKWU, KELECHI I. & EZEDIOKPU, MARYCOLETTE N.

Abstract

Buchholzia Coriacea check for this species in other resources Engler (Capparaceae) is important in traditional medicine because many parts of the plant have been reported to possess therapeutic potentials. The seeds of the fruits of Buchholzia coriacea were extracted with petroleum ether, chloroform and methanol respectively, and the crude extracts were analyzed using GC-MS. The result indicated presence of cyclooctasulphur, oleic acid, (Z,Z)-9,12-octadecadienoic acid, nhexadecanoic acid, methyl ester (Z,Z)-9,12-octadecadienoic acid, 5-hydromethylfurfural, (E)- 9-octadecanoic acid, 1-methyl-pyriolidine-2-carboxylic acid, undecane, palmitoleic acid, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol and methyl ester 3,5-dicyclohexyl-4-hydroxy-benzoic acid amongst other constituents. Bioactive test of the crude extracts and fractions from column chromatography showed great potential as antifungal agent than antibacterial agent, when tested against isolated fungi and Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.

Keywords
Buchholzia coriacea; Capparaceae; antifungal activity; bioactivity; chemical constituents; fruits

 
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