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Spectroscopic analysis of phytochemical compounds in Garcina kola leaf extract

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Garcina kola leaves were collected, washed, dried and powdered. The ethanol extracts were first prepared by the simple method of cold extraction. The extracts were then characterized by the Phytochemical analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) to identify the fatty acids and heterocyclic compounds present in the leaf extracts. The FTIR analysis shows a variation of the peaks that indicate there is synergy among the functional groups of the extract. Moreover, the phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, phenol, saponins, tannins and steroids. The study reveals that the chemical constituents of Garcina kola leaf may be behind their medicinal values in phytomedicine.
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  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University Ndufu Alike ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Nigeria
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Nigeria
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University Ndufu Alike ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
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