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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1843-1847

Phytochemical Investigations of Caesalpinia digyna Root

R. Srinivasan,1,2 M.J.N. Chandrasekar,2 and M.J. Nanjan2

1School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur 57000, Malaysia
2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, JSS College of Pharmacy, Ootacamund-643 001, The Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, India

Received 19 December 2010; Accepted 28 February 2011

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Phytochemical examination of petroleum ether extract of Caesalpinia digyna root resulted in the isolation of four compounds namely, friedelin, hexacosanoic acid, β-sitosterol and stigmasterol. These compounds have been characterized on basis of physical and spectral data. All the four compounds are being reported for the first time from this plant