• A study of the chemical components of the roots ofDecalepis Hamiltonii (Makali Veru) - Part I. Chemical composition of the roots

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      Petroleum Ether; Saponin; Acetic Anhydride; Unsaponifiable Matter; Concentrate Sulphuric Acid

    • Abstract


      The general chemical composition of the roots ofDecalepis Hamiltonii has been studied. The petroleum ether extract of the Decalepis roots was found to contain (1) a ketonic substance melting at 83–84°, resinol fractions melting between 130 and 185°, a definite compound of the same group melting at 235–36°, sterols and para methoxysalicylicaldehyde. The subsequent alcohol extract contained besides saponins and tannins a crystalline resin acid melting at 245°, an amorphous resin acid melting at 180° and inactive inositol.

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      P Bhaskara Rama Murti1 T R Seshadri1

      1. Department of Chemical Technology, Andhra University, Waltair
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