Characterization Of Alkaloids From The Leaves Of Psychotria Malayana Jack Of Lombok Island On The Basis Of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy
Surya Hadi, Khairul Pahmi Rahmawati, Dina Asnawati, Vera Fitriya Ersalena, Ahmadun Azwari
J. Pure App. Chem. Res. Vol 3, No 3 (2014), pp. 108-113
Submitted: February 22, 2014     Accepted: April 30, 2014     Published: June 07, 2014


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The genus Psychotria is well known as a source of alkaloids and has contributed several novel indole-type alkaloids with quite a broad spectrum of bioactivities. This study was focused on identifying the alkaloids from the leaves of P. malayana Jack from Lombok island on the basis of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS) data and the sample preparation followed acid-base extraction. The study showed that the major alkaloid contained by the leaves was hodgkinsine and other minor compounds, namely calycanthine, chimonantine, 2-ethyl-6-methylpyrazine, and 3-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-gamma-carboline. Bioactivities of the compounds were also discussed.

Keywords : alkaloids, Psychotria malayana, Lombok
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