Quantitative Identification of Major and Minor Constituents of Aerial Parts of Mollugo pentaphylla Linn. Using GC-MS

Partha Niyogi, Snigdha Pattnaik* and Laxmidhar Maharana

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar-751 003, India

*Corresponding author: E-mail: pattnaiksnigdha@yahoo.com


Mollugo pentaphylla Linn. (Molluginaceae) possess affluent source of innumerable bioactive components. Analysis of chemical constituents in different fractions of methanolic extract of aerial part of the plant by Perkin-Elmer GC-MS unveiled the presence of paramount amount of stigmasterol, adipose acids, cis-vaccenic acid, a diterpine namely phytol were withal detected. Some minor compounds were conjointly found for the first time. This study will be helpful to understand the nature and pharmacological property of the phyto constituents in aerial part of the plant.


Mollugo pentaphylla Linn., Molluginaceae, GC-MS, Stigmasterol, Phytol.

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