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Turraea abyssinica belong to the Turraea genus of the Meliaceae family and is used by the Samburus of Kenya as rungus, firewood and as fruits to induce vomiting. No phytochemicals have been reported on the Narok Kenya species. The leaves were collected from Narok Kenya, identified and voucher specimen kept for reference in Biological Department, Egerton University, Kenya. Dry powder of stem bark was successively extracted with hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and methanol for seventy two hours. The solvents were evaporated under reduced pressure using a rotary evaporator (Büchi type R-205). With repeated column chromatography using a solvent step gradient of 20% methanol in dichloromethane, 47.5% and 95% dichloromethane in diethylether, three compounds, β-Sitosterol(1), Scopoletein(2) and 2-(1,2-Dihydroxypropyl)tetradecanoic acid (3) were isolated. Identification of pure compounds was achieved by 1H and 13C NMR (500 MHz) spectroscopy.
Compounds, Narok, stembark, Turraea abyssinica
Kinuthia Esther Wanjiru , Mwangi Elizabeth Muthoni , Cheplogoi Peter Kiplagat "Compounds From Turraea Abyssinica" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 10 2019 Page 32-36
Kinuthia Esther Wanjiru , Mwangi Elizabeth Muthoni , Cheplogoi Peter Kiplagat "Compounds From Turraea Abyssinica" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(10)