Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry


Phytochemical investigation of the hexane extract of stem bark of Bauhinia Purpurea Linn.

Author(s): Arun B. Joshi, Roocha R. Desai and Maya P. Bhobe

The chemical investigation of the stem bark of B. purpurea belonging to the family Leguminosae led to the isolation of nine phytoconstituents namely, Myristic acid, Octadecanoic acid, 9,12-Octadecadienoic acid, isopropyl-24- methyl-pentacosanoate, Stigmasterol, β-Amyrin, β-Sitosterol, Lupeol and ethyl 9,12- Hexadecadienoate. The isolated compounds were characterized using various spectrometric data. These compounds have been reported for the first time from the n-hexane extract of the stem bark of B. purpurea.