Natural Products Chemistry & Research

ISSN - 2329-6836


Isolation and Characterization of the Chemical Constituents of Anacardium occidentale Cracked Bark

OE Fadeyi, GA Olatunji and VA Ogundele

The cracked bark of Anacardium occidentale were dried under ambient conditions, chopped into bits and the ethanolic extract of the cracked bark was obtained by cold extraction. Phytochemical screening was conducted to identify the types of secondary metabolites present using standard procedures. The profiles of the chemical constituents present were established using Thin Layer and Column Chromatography methods. Thus, pure chemical constituents were isolated from the cracked bark of Anacardium occidentale. The isolated compounds were characterized using FT-IR and their structures determined using data obtained from GC-MS spectrum.