Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   11

Issue No. :  12

Year :  2018

Pages :   5297-5303

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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1-Eicosane, A Hydrocarbon from Curvularia lunata an endophytic fungi isolated from bark tissue of Ficus religiosa

Address:   Sundaramoorthy Maheshwari1, Kalyanaraman Rajagopal2, Vaithianathan Sriraman3, Kumar Lokesh4, Meenambiga S. S.*5, Meenashree Balakrishnan6, Arulmathi Ramalingam7
1Department of Botany, Vinayaka Missions University, Salem- 636308, India.
2Department of Botany, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (Autonomous), Mylapore, Chennai- 600004, India.
3Department of Chemistry, School of Basic Science, VISTAS, Pallavaram, Chennai-600117, India.
4 Department of Biotechnology, Sastra University, Tanjavur-613401, India.
5Department of Bio-Engineering, School of Engineering, VISTAS, Pallavaram, Chennai-600117, India.
6,7Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, VISTAS, Pallavaram, Chennai-600117, India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00965.4

The aim of the present study was to confirm the presence of bioactive secondary metabolite, 1-Eicosane from the endophtic fungi Curvularia lunataisolated from the bark of the tree Ficus religiosa. Curvularia lunataproduced1-Eicosane, an unsaturated hydrocarbon in the crude extract after three weeks of incubation in Potato Dextrose media using ethyl acetate as the organic solvent. The compound was separated by column chromatography and further analysis of the compound was done by Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), Ultra Violet (UV), Fourier Transform- Raman (FT-R) analysis, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Gas-Chromatography - Mass spectroscopy (GC-MASS).The mass spectrum of the compound showed the highest peakand the compound was identified as the straight chain hydrocarbon, 1-Eicosane, with the molecular formula CH3CH2(18)CH3. The structure is further confirmed by comparison of the spectrum obtained with the mass spectrum of Eicosane from the GC-MS database WILEY and NIST respectively. Thus, the the endophytic fungi Curvularia Lunata serves as an alternative source for 1- Eicosane production which is used as a fuel in automobile industry.
Ficus religiosa, Curvularia lunata,Spectral analysis, Alkane, 1-Eicosane.
Sundaramoorthy Maheshwari, Kalyanaraman Rajagopal, Vaithianathan Sriraman, Kumar Lokesh, Meenambiga S. S., Meenashree Balakrishnan, Arulmathi Ramalingam. 1-Eicosane, A Hydrocarbon from Curvularia lunata an endophytic fungi isolated from bark tissue of Ficus religiosa. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2018; 11(12): 5297-5303.
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