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Year : 1987  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 216-220

Antibacterial activity of some active principles of Polyathia longifolia leaves

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M M Goyal

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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.


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