Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Analysis of Pharmacologically Active Compounds in Stomopneustes variolaris Exoskeleton Using Hplc and Gc-Ms Techniques
Author(s): Vanathi Devi PP, Selvaraj D
Abstract: In recent years worldwide extensive efforts have been made for the identification of bioactive compounds from marine natural resources. Many pharmacologically active compounds have been extracted, characterized and purified from various marine animals with wide range of pharmacological properties. More novel compounds await discovery from the organisms that inhabit the world’s oceans. In the present study the ethanolic extract of S. variolaris (Common slate pencil sea urchin) exoskeleton has been subjected to chromatographic purification. Of the three major peaks obtained the high peak was subjected to GC-MS analysis. The studies on the active constituents in the high peak exoskeleton fraction clearly showed the presence of seven compounds. The compound Dimethyl sulfoxide is the major constituent in the exoskeleton fraction.