Phytochemical Screening of Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve : Isolation of Ariskanin-A from Thottea corymbosa (Griff.) Ding Hou (Aristolochiaceae)
Yusoff, Nik Idris and Mat So'ad, Siti Zaiton and Suki, Ujang and Ibrahim, A. Zainuddin (2001) Phytochemical Screening of Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve : Isolation of Ariskanin-A from Thottea corymbosa (Griff.) Ding Hou (Aristolochiaceae). Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 24 (1). pp. 53-55. ISSN 1511-3701
During a phytochemical screening of higher plants at Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve, Puchong, Selangor, we collected a large amount of sample of Thottea corymbosa roots for further investigation of its bioactive constituents. The plant is a shrub commonly used in herbal medicine and could easily be found along the open forest trails. The roots of the collected sample were consecutively extracted with petroleum-ether, chloroform and methanol followed by separation of the chloroform fraction by column chromatography and preparative thin-layer chromatography. In this study we reported the isolation of an aristolactam, Ariskanin-A with a toxicity value of LC50 <200 ppm in Brine-Shrimp Lethality Bioassay based on spectroscopic data and comparison with literature.
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