Phytochemical screening by FTIR spectroscopic analysis of leaf extracts of Monotheca Buxifolia

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Dr. Faisal Nawaz
Shahzad Ahmad
Shazia Naheed
Zaheer Ahmad
Tahir Mehmmod


This study is aimed to analyze the extracts n-hexane, toluene, chloroform, carbontetra chloride, butanol, methanol by keeping in view the pharmacological importance of the leaves of Monotheca buxifolia A. DC. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic studies concludes that the peak value characteristic indicate the presence of several functional groups of important bioactive compounds in the extracts. The FTIR analysis of M. buxifolia conforms the presence of amides, alcohols, phenols, alkanes, ketones, aldehydes, aromatic compounds and carboxylic acids using the peaks values of functional groups. The results of current study are produced by FTIR spectrum supporting the medicinal importance of plants such as M. buxifolia that is used as a source for folk medicine.

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Nawaz, D. F., Ahmad, S., Naheed, S., Ahmad, Z., & Mehmmod, T. (2019). Phytochemical screening by FTIR spectroscopic analysis of leaf extracts of Monotheca Buxifolia. University of Wah Journal of Science and Technology (UWJST), 3, 15-22. Retrieved from


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