Acta Scientific Microbiology

Research ArticleVolume 1 Issue 5

GC/Mass Analysis of Adiantium capillus veneris Linn

Naema M El Aali*, Salah N Bugrein, Mohammed F El-Fellah, Yusra F Layas and Wejdan K Almesmari

Chemistry Department, Faculty of science, Benghazi University, Libya

*Corresponding Author: Naema M El Aali, Chemistry Department, Faculty of science, Benghazi University, Libya

Received: February 14, 2018; Published: April 16, 2018

DOI: 10.31080/ASMI.2018.01.0050

Citation: Naema M El Aali., et al. “GC/Mass Analysis of Adiantium capillus veneris Linn”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.5 (2018).


  Adiantium capillus veneris linn is a member of Adiantaceae family which has been used as a folk medicine in management of hyperglycemia and in bacterial resistance as they contain a large number of antioxidant compounds. Although there are some reports showing the phytochemical screening of methanolic and ethanolic extract but there is no phytochemical screening of the water extract even though it is the one used by people in folk medicine

  The powdered dried leaves of A. capillus veneris L. was extracted continuously by Soxhlet extractor. Furthermore the water extract of the whole leaves was introduced to Gas chromatography – Mass spectroscopy technique. GC/MS analysis revealed the presence of 105 compounds, 6 of them could not be identified.

Keywords: Adiantium cappillus veneris Linn; Gas Chromatography; Mass Spectroscopy; Phytochemical; Folk Medicine


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Copyright: © 2018 Naema M El Aali., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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