GCMS ANALYSIS OF PHYTO COMPONENTS OF THE MUSKY SMELLING DENDROBIUM –DENDROBIUM MOSCHATUMDipika Rajput and L.R. Saikia
The aim of the research is to analyse to phytocomponent from the acetone extract of Dendrobium moschatum leaves by GC-MS. GC-MS analysis of acetone extract was done by standard protocol using the equipment GCâHRMS (IIT Bombay), while the mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract was matched with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) library. The GC-MS analysis provided a variety of peaks determining the presence of different compounds in acetone extracts of Dendrobium moschatum namely coumarin, oxalic acid, palmitin, dihydrocoumarin, 2,4-dimethyl-2-pentanol, sulfurous, 2- benzedicarboxylic acid, bis (2-methylpropyl) ester, 1-iodo-2-methylnonane, palmitic acid. Qualitative phytochemical screening of the acetone extract of the leaves revealed the presence of many compounds such as flavonoids, tannins, saponins, alkaloids, glycosides, steroids and phenols. These findings support the traditional use of Dendrobium moschatum in various disorders.