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Determination of elemental and morphological properties of Aegle marmelos (L.) by FTIR and FESEM technique

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Yashwantrao Mohite College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Erandwane, Pune-411038, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, Yashwantrao Mohite College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Erandwane, Pune-411038, India
  • 3Department of Zoology, Yashwantrao Mohite College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Erandwane, Pune-411038, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 6, Issue (2), Pages 40-45, February,2 (2017)


Aegle marmelos (L.) is a supreme indigenous medicinal plant. Itís all parts have been used in ethnomedicine to make use of its medicinal properties including antidiarrhoel, antidysentric, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory etc. Different parts of Aegle marmelos (L.) contains alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, steroids, polyphenols etc. The objective of this study was to identify the functional groups present in Aegle marmelos (L.) leaves by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and to determine its elemental and morphological properties by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy. Result of the FTIR spectra of Aegle marmelos (L.) leaves revealed the presence of different functional groups indicating the presence of aldehydes, amines, alcohols, phenols, ethers, esters, carbohydrates etc. These results confirm the presence of secondary metabolites like alkaloids, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, steroids, polyphenols etc. The FESEM technique with EDAX showed the presence of various elements like C, O, N, K, Ca, Mg, Al, Cl, Se, Pt, Na, S, P, Be, Ba, Cu, Ag, Cr, Ni, Co, Mn, Zn and Fe. The present study on Aegle marmelos (L.) leaves will provide useful information about qualitative, quantitative and pattern of composition of these biocomponents responsible for its medicinal properties.


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