Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2009
Volume: 4
Issue: 6
Page No. 217 - 220

Propylethanoate Derivative from Coconut Coir

Authors : Ibidun James, A. Olatunji Gabriel and Atolani Olubunmi

Abstract: The extraction of the mesocarpic fibre (coir) of dried coconut (Cocos nucifera) husk was carried out with n-hexane, ethyl acetate and ethanol in succession using soxhlet extraction method. The crude extract from the coir was separated into fractions using column chromatography and each fraction purified using thin layer chromatography tlc. The components were characterized with the aid of UV-Visible and FT-IR spectroscopic techniques. The structure of the isolated compound was elucidated using various techniques of 1H-NMR and 13C-NMR. The new compound, not yet reported in literature is identified as propyl (2-nitromethylphenyl) ethanoate.

How to cite this article:

Ibidun James, A. Olatunji Gabriel and Atolani Olubunmi, 2009. Propylethanoate Derivative from Coconut Coir. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 4: 217-220.

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