Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)
HPTLC based chemical fingerprint profiling of sterols of selected brown algae from Kerala
Author(s): Hema Vijayan PU and Lizzy Mathew
Abstract: The objective of the present investigation was to study the HPTLC fingerprint profiling of sterols in three different species of Phaeophyceae such as Sargassum wightii, Sargassum cristaefolium and Padina tetrastromatica from Kerala coast. Methanolic extracts of the selected algal samples were subjected for HPTLC screening with mobile phase as Toluene: Acetone. The fingerprint showed the bands of sterols along with other phytochemical constituents. HPTLC is a modern standardized technique having a large applicability in the field of plant material analysis and stability tests of extracts, finished products and can be used as a tool for chemotaxonomic studies.
How to cite this article:
Hema Vijayan PU, Lizzy Mathew. HPTLC based chemical fingerprint profiling of sterols of selected brown algae from Kerala. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(4):951-955.