The phytochemical profile and identification of main phenolic compounds from the leaf exudate of Aloe secundiflora by high-performance liquid chromatography–mass spectroscopy
Article first published online: 5 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 14, Issue 2, pages 83–86, March/April 2003
How to Cite
Rebecca, W., Kayser, O., Hagels, H., Zessin, K.-H., Madundo, M. and Gamba, N. (2003), The phytochemical profile and identification of main phenolic compounds from the leaf exudate of Aloe secundiflora by high-performance liquid chromatography–mass spectroscopy. Phytochem. Anal., 14: 83–86. doi: 10.1002/pca.682
- Issue published online: 25 FEB 2003
- Article first published online: 5 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 APR 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 25 FEB 2002
- Manuscript Received: 1 MAY 2001
- ethnoveterinary compounds;
- Aloe secundiflora
The phytochemical profile of Aloe secundiflora (Aloeaceae) and the identity of eight major compounds, including the two main constituents, have been determined from the leaf exudate of this ethnoveterinary used species from Kenya and Tanzania. Analytical HPLC-MS studies of the exudate have revealed that it comprises a mixture of phenolic compounds, mainly anthrones (aloenin, aloenin B, isobarbaloin, barbaloin and other aloin derivatives), chromones and phenylpyrones with a low content of polysaccharides and aliphatic compounds. The high percentage of anthrones in the exudate could provide a first line of evidence for the use of the plant in ethnoveterinary practices. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.