Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Seed Extracts of Annona squamosa

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Manisha .
Mahesh C. Sharma


The plant Annona squamosa, popularly known as custard apple, is a member of the Annonaceae family and is indigenous to South America and the West Indies. It is highly popular due to its folk medicinal as well as nutritional and ornamental value. The plant has many medicinal properties like antihypertensive, antidiabetic, antiparasitic, anticancer, antimalarial, antioxidant, and insecticidal. Seed extracts of this plant were prepared in petroleum-ether, chloroform, and acetone solvents separately by soxhlet extraction method. 15 chemicals were found in both the petroleum-ether and chloroform extracts after being analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Chromatograms of acetone extracts also revealed the existence of 23 main peaks.

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. M, Sharma MC. Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Seed Extracts of Annona squamosa. IJPE [Internet]. 2023Dec.28 [cited 2024Apr.21];9(04):350-6. Available from:
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