Flavonoids of Calophyllum inophyllum Linnaeus. C. von

  • K. Shakila Assistant professor of Chemistry, Bharathiyar College of Engg & Tech., Karaikal. 609-609
Keywords: Clusiaceae, Quercetin


Calophyllum inophyllum Linnaeus C.von (Syn.) Calophyllum bintagar Roxb of Guttifereae (Clusiaceae) is commonly known as ‘ Indian laurel’ or ‘Alexandhian laurel’ a broad-leaved evergreen tree occurring as a littoral species along the beach crests, sometimes seen inland. It is widely distributed and cultivated throughout tropics from West Africa to Pacific islands (as far) East-as Tahiti. It blossoms during March to October. Fresh flowers of Calophyllum inophyllum have been treated for their flavonoids contents. They are rich flavonol quercetin and flavonol glycosides quercitrin. They have been characterized with the help of modern physical methods like UV, H-1 NMR, C-13 NMR, chemical reactions, chromatographic techniques and hydrolytic studies.


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How to Cite
K. Shakila. (2016). Flavonoids of Calophyllum inophyllum Linnaeus. C. von. Journal of Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Its Applications, 2(2), 135-144. https://doi.org/10.15415/jce.2016.22008