Isolation of Phytochemical Constituents from Hunteria umbellata K. Schum

Iftikhar Ali1*, Abiodun Falodun2, Baraa Siyo3, Bankeu K. J. Jules4, Hidayat Hussain5, Peter Langer6,7
1Department of Chemistry, Karakoram International University, 15100-Gilgit, Pakistan.
2Department of Pharmaceutical Micriobiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
3Department of Chemistry, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria.
4Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Bamenda, P.O. Box 39 Bambili-Cameroon, Cameroon.
5Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Weinberg 3, D-06120 Halle (Salle), Germany.
6Institut für Chemie, Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 3a, 18059 Rostock, Germany.
7Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock e.V., Albert Einstein Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany.
Corresponding Author: iftikhar.ali@kiu.edu.pk; Tel: +92-3339665739
Recieved Date: January 17, 2019; Accepted Date: March 19, 2019; Published Date: 04 April 2019
Citation: Ali I, Falodun A, Siyo B, Jules BKJ, Hussain H, Langer P.
Isolation of Phytochemical Constituents from Hunteria umbellata K. Schum. Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2019; 3(3):95-98. https://doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v3i3.6
Copyright: © 2019 Ali 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.
ABSTRACT

Hunteria umbellata K. Schum has been reported for the treatment of diabetes in Nigeria. In the present study, the ethanolic extract of dried leaves of Hunteria umbellata K. Schum was investigated for the chemical principles. The isolated pure compounds were characterized by NMR, IR and Mass spectral studies. Ursolic acid (1), oleanolic acid (2) and squalene (3) were the main constituents isolated from the extract.

Keywords: Hunteria umbellata, Ursolic acid, Oleanolic acid, Squalene.
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