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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. 22, No. 7, 2018, pp. 1129-1133
Bioline Code: ja18191
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 22, No. 7, 2018, pp. 1129-1133

 en Isolation, characterization and antimicrobial study of lupeol acetate from the root bark of Fig-Mulberry Sycamore ( Ficus sycomorus check for this species in other resources LINN)


The phytochemical investigation of n-butanolic extract from the root bark of Ficus sycomorus using microwave-assisted extraction revealed the presence of steroids, triterpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids, and tannins. Detailed chromatographic techniques on the extract led to the isolation of a triterpenoid compound for the first time from the part of the plant, which was identified as lupeol acetate by chemical and spectroscopic studies. Antimicrobial activity study of the isolated compound on some selected microorganisms showed that the compound is a potential source of antibiotic agents.

Antimicrobial; Ficus sycomorus; lupeol acetate; root bark

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