Phytochemical Screening and Identification of Bioactive Constituents of the Chloroform Extract of Icacina trichantha Tuber Peel Oliv

  • O.U. Akoh
  • O.M. Mac-Kalunta
Keywords: Medicinal plants, Icacinatrichantha, chloroform extract, GC-MS, Analysis.


This study was carried out to identify the bioactive constituents of the tuber peels of Icacina trichanthalinna of the Icacinales family. This plant is basically selected due to its widespread use in herbal treatment. Nine compounds were identified in the chloroform extract of the tuber peel. Undecane (43.254%),2-hexanone (23.299%), Dodecanoic acid ethyl ester (6.244%) and 9-octadecynoic acid (5.915%) appeared to be the most prevailing compounds and they are known to possess antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, antimycobacterial, hypercholesterolemic activities. Also identified was triarachine which has been reported to have some biological activity.


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