Isolation and Characterization of Nonanoic Acid from Ethyl Acetate Extract of Adenodolichos paniculatus (hua) Hutch. & Dalz (Fabaceae)


  • Ibrahim Isyaku Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • Isaac A. Bello Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • I. G. Ndukwe Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • I. G. Kizito Umar Sulaiman College of Education, Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria


Adenodolichospaniculatus, leaves, nonanoic acid, isolation, characterization


Communication in Physical Sciences 2020, 5(3): 337-342

Authors: Isyaku, Isaac A. Bello, George I. Ndukwe and I. G. Kizito

Received 29 May 2020/Accepted 20 June 2020

Adenodolichos paniculatus leaves were collected, identified, dried and pulverized.  The pulverized plant material was subjected to microwave-assisted extraction using n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol. Column chromatography of the ethyl acetate extract led to a number of fractions. TLC finger printing and the spraying reagent (10  H2SO4) was used to study the different fractions. This isolation and purification afforded a yellow crystalline powder which was subjected to physical (melting point determination), and spectroscopic identification using IR, 1D, and 2D-NMR. The compound was identified as nonanoic acid


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Ibrahim Isyaku, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry,

Isaac A. Bello , Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry

I. G. Ndukwe, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry,


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