Phytochemical constituents of the root of Combretum micranthum G. Don (family: Combretaceae)
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:  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.
 STEP-B project for IOT grant to HD Umar.
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