A RESEARCH ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS IN SOME INDIAN HERBAL FLOWERS USING FTIR (ATR)

Authors

POORNIMA JEYASEKARAN, Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, The American college, Madurai,Tamilnadu, India. 

MAHAESWARI SIVARAMAN
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, The American college, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.

THEETCHITHAA MURALEDHARAN
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, The American college, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.

SHAGEETHABEGUM LUKMANSHERIFF
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, The American college, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.

PREMAKUMARI. K, Ph.D Scholar
Department of Biochemistry, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India 

Abstract

The present study aimed to identify the presence of functional groups in the crude powder of some common Indian herbsthrough Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy. The study was carried out in the Central Instrumentation lab, The American college, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.Flowers Samples were collected shade dried and powdered. These powdered samples were used to detect the characteristic peak values and their functional group using FTIR methods on an OMNI Sampler attenuated total reflectance accessory on a JASCO FTIR Spectrophotometer (FTIR- 4600). The crude powder of herb Samples in FTIRanalysisconfirmed the presence of alkene, and amide respectively. Thus proves the presence of functional components. The results of the present study on the FTIR spectrum profile reveals the vulnerable medicinal importanceof the Clitoria ternaciaflowers and Hibiscus rosa-sinensisflowers.