Original Articles: 2011 Vol: 3 Issue: 3
Isolation and Characterization of Flavonoids from Chloroxylon Swietenia
The subject of phytochemistry or plant chemistry has developed in recent years as a distinct discipline some where in between natural products (organic chemistry) and plant biochemistry and is related to both. The Flavonoids are polyphenolic compounds possessing 15 carbon atoms and two benzene rings joined by linear three carbon chain. This occur in most plant species and accounts for significant percentage of chemical constituents. Flavonoid compounds are isolated from the flowers of local medicinal plant like Chloroxylon Swietenia flowers. On the basis of chemical and spectral analyses their structures are elucidated as Gossypetin -8-O-β-D glucopyronoside 3- Sulphate. It is known that the compound was isolated from this plant for the first time. Identification of unknown compound was established through comparison of spectral data (UV, IR, and NMR) with literature values.