Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3702

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of alkaloid compounds of Ricinus communis by using gas chromatography- mass spectroscopy (GC-MS)

Ameera Omran Hussein
  • Ameera Omran Hussein
  • Department of Molecular Biology, Babylon University, Hilla City, Iraq.
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Imad Hadi Hameed*
  • Imad Hadi Hameed*
  • Department of Molecular Biology, Babylon University, Hilla City, Iraq.
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Huda Jasim
  • Huda Jasim
  • Department of Molecular Biology, Babylon University, Hilla City, Iraq.
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Muhanned Abdulhasan Kareem
  • Muhanned Abdulhasan Kareem
  • Centre of Environmental Research, Babylon University, Hilla City, Iraq.
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  •  Received: 29 January 2015
  •  Accepted: 03 March 2015
  •  Published: 10 March 2015

Abstract

In this study, the alkaloid compounds of Ricinus communis have been evaluated. The chemical compositions of the leaf ethanol extract of R. communis were investigated using gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS). GC-MS analysis of R. communis alkaloid leaf ethanol extract revealed the existence of the n-haxadecanoic acid, octadecanoic acid, 1-hexadecanol. 2-Methyl, gibb-3-ene-1. 10decarboxylic acid , 2,4a. 7trihydroxy-1-methyl-8-methylene, 1.4a-lactone. 10-methyl, L-valine, ethyl ester, hexadecamethyl, tetradecamethyl, octadecamethyl, butanedioic acid, hydroxyl. diethyl ester, 1.1.3.3.5.5.7.7.9.9.11.11.13.13.15.15 hexadecamethyl, triethyl citrate, diethyl phthalate, and 3-octadecene.

 

Key words: Alkaloids, ethanol, gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) analysis, Ricinus communis.