Planta Med 2011; 77 - PG8
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1282492

Phytochemical constituents of the root of Combretum micranthum G. Don (family: Combretaceae)

HD Umar 1, EM Abdurahman 1, N Ilyas 1, A Agunu 1
  • 1Department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria

The root of Combretum micranthum was evaluated phytochemically. β-sitosterol was isolated and characterized from the hexane extract of C. micranthum root. Epicatechin and catechin as penta-acetates; epigallocatechin, gallocatechin and bartogenic acid –28– β – D – glucoside as hexa-acetates were isolated and characterized from the acetylated methanol extract of the root. The structures of the compounds were established by comparing their spectroscopic data (IR, proton, carbon-13, DEPT 90/135) with data published in the literature [1, 2, 3, 4].

Acknowledgement: [1] Prof. F. O. Shode, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), Durban in the Republic of South Africa for providing space in his laboratory to HD Umar to carry out the phytochemical analysis.

[2] STEP-B project for IOT grant to HD Umar.

References: [1] Kolak U et al. (2005) Turk J Chem 29: 177–186.

[2] Balde AM et al. (1991) Phytochem 30 (1): 337–342.

[3] Weinges K and Schick H (1995) Phytochem 38 (2): 505–507.

[4] Arramon G et al (2002) Phytochem Anal 13: 305–310.