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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 4 (2007), Issue 4, Pages 474-479

Isolation of Triterpenoid Glycoside from Bark of Terminalia arjuna using Chromatographic Technique and Investigation of Pharmacological Behavior upon Muscle Tissues

Tanushree Patnaik,1 R. K. Dey,2 and Panchanan Gouda1

1Department of Chemistry, S.K.C.G (Autonomous) College, Paralakhemundi-761200, Orissa, India
2Department of Applied Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi-835 215, India

Received 21 January 2007; Accepted 2 March 2007

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This study reports the isolation and characterization of a new triterpenoid glycoside extracted from the bark of Terminalia arjuna. The isolation of the organic compounds was done using simple chromatographic technique. Compound characterization using various spectroscopic technique identify the final isolated compound as Olean-3β,22β-diol-12-en-28β-D-glucopyranoside-oic acid. The method of isolation is simple, cost effective and efficient. The preliminary bioactivity of the compound was also evaluated.