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ANTIFUNGAL, ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIOXIDANT COMPONENTS OF ETHYL ACETATE EXTRACT OF QUINOA STEM

Iqra Haider Khan, Arshad Javaid

Abstract


Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa L.) is a recently introduced pseudocereal crop in Pakistan. In the present study, methanolic extract was partitioned with n-hexane, chloroform and finally with ethyl acetate. The ethyl acetate fraction was subjected to GC-MS analysis for the identification of various antimicrobial and antioxidant constituents. Thirteen compounds were identified through GC-MS analysis of this fraction. Among these, 11 compounds possessed antibacterial, antifungal and/or antioxidant properties as reported in literature. These include naphthalene; tetradecane; hexadecane; pentadecane; cyclohexadecane; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, bis(2-methylpropyl) ester; dibutyl phthalate; 1-nonadecene; 1-octadecanol; 9-hexacosene; and 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, mono(2-ethylhexyl) ester.

 


Keywords


Antifungal, antibacterial, ethyl acetate fraction, quinoa, stem extract

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33804/pp.003.03.3109

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