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Table 1 Phytochemical analysis of Brachychiton populneus leaves methanol extract and derived fractions

From: Estimation of phytochemical constituents and in vitro antioxidant potencies of Brachychiton populneus (Schott & Endl.) R.Br.

Compound class

Extracts/fractions

BPM

BPH

BPC

BPE

BPB

BPA

Alkaloids

 Mayer’s test

++

+

+

+++

++

+++

 Hager’s test

+++

+

+

+++

+++

+++

Tannins

 FeCl3 test

+

+

+

++

++

++

 Alkaline reagent test

++

+

+

++

+

++

Phenols

++

+

+

+++

+++

+++

Flavonoids

 Alkaline reagent test

++

+

++

+++

++

+++

 FeCl3 test

++

+

+

+++

+++

+++

Anthraquinones

+

+

+

++

Betacyanins

++

+

+

Anthocyanins

+

++

+++

+

Terpenoides

++

+

++

+++

++

+++

Saponins

 Froth test

+

+

++

+

+

 Emulsion test

++

+

++

++

++

Coumarins

+

+

++

+

+

Glycosides

++

+

+

+++

+++

+++

Sterols

+

+

+

++

Oils and resins

+

+++

+

+

++

+

Quinones

+

+

++

++

++

++

Triterpenoids

++

+++

++

+

+

+

Phlobatannins

++

+++

++

+

+

+

Steroids and phytosteroids

+

++

++

+

+

Vitamin C

++

+

++

+++

++

+++

Proteins

 Xanthoproteic test

+

+

+

+++

++

+

 Biuret test

++

+

+

++

++

++

  1. (+) present, (−) absent, (++) moderate concentration, (+++) abundant concentration
  2. BPM: B. populneus methanol extract; BPH: B. populneus n-hexane fraction; BPC; B. populneus chloroform fraction; BPE: B. populneus ethyl acetate fraction; BPB: B. populneus butanol fraction; BPA: B. populneus aqueous fraction