| SHORT COMMUNICATION
|Year : 1987 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 216-220
Antibacterial activity of some active principles of Polyathia longifolia leaves
MM Goyal, Gupta Achla
1. Cuticuiar wax from the leaves of Polyalthia longifoiiu, Benth. & Hook. F. contains (a) hydrocarbons
(C17-C35), (b) osters (C44-C58,) of long chain n-acids (C20-C30) and long chain O-aikanois (C24-C58), (c) biterpene alcohols consisting of , á-amyrin, ( -amyrin and taraxasteroi and (d) pbytosterois consisting of , (-sitosterol, stigmasteroi, campesteroi and cholesterol.
2. The occurrence of tritriacontane (C33H58), in suhstantiai amounts (29.4%) is a unique feature of this plant.
3. The long chain hydrocarbons, triterpene alcohols and phytosterols exhibited concentration dependent inhibitory activity against eight types of bacteria.
M M Goyal
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