Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development

ISSN: 2376-0214

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Phytochemical and FT-IR Spectral Analysis of Certain Bamboo Species of South India


Joseph Joselin , Selvamony Jenitha, Thankappan Sarasabai Shynin Brintha, Solomon Jeeva , Selvamony Sukumaran and Vethamony Sathia Geetha

Bamboo with its varied uses has historically been an integral part of livelihoods and lifestyles in India. The present study was carried out to characterize the bioactive constituents present in the leaf extracts of certain bamboo species using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic analysis (FT-IR). The various solvent extracts of various bamboo leaves subjected to qualitative analysis showed the availability of phytoconstituents including alkaloids, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, saponins, glycosides, terpenoids, steroids, coumarins and phytosterols. Quinones were completely absent in all the five bamboo species. The FT-IR spectrum confirmed the presence of sulphides (SS), phenols (C-O), aromatic compounds, thiols (S-H), aliphatic compounds (C-Cl) and amines (NH) in different bamboo species. The present investigation has also opened avenues for further research into the development of potent phytomedicines from different bamboo species.


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