Identification of bioactive compounds using different solvents through FTIR studies and GC-MS analysis
Sithara NV, Komathi S and Rajalakshmi G
Andrographis paniculata belonging to the family Acanthaceae and the genus Andrographis Nees comprises of herbs and shrubs distributed in tropical Asia. GC-MS and FTIR analysis was carried out using different solvent extracts done after soxhlation. FTIR analysis was carried out with dried Andrographis paniculata leaf powder and GC-MS analysis was done with chloroform, ethyl acetate, ethanol and methanolic extracts of Andrographis paniculata. The detailed investigation done with these processes helps in screening active compounds from plants which lead to further discovery of new drugs.