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International Journal Of Medical, Pharmacy And Drug Research(IJMPD)

Medicinal Properties of Bioactive Compounds Identified in the acetone extract of Daedalea elegans using Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry

Grace Oluwatoyin Mensah-Agyei , Seyi Samson Enitan , Adetiloro Esther Omolara

International Journal of Medical, Pharmacy and Drug Research(IJMPD), Vol-5,Issue-5, September - October 2021, Pages 1-10 , 10.22161/ijmpd.5.5.1

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Article Info: Received: 11 Jul 2021; Received in revised form: 02 Sep 2021; Accepted: 10 Sep 2021; Available online: 15 Sep 2021


Daedalea elegans is a Nigerian wild (non-edible) higher fungus with great potentials in the pharmaceutical, textile, cosmetics and food industry. This current study investigates the bioactive compounds that can be found in the acetone extract of D. elegans using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). There were twenty-eight compounds identified to be present in the acetone extract of the fungi under study and these are Benzoic acid (0.40%), Nonanoic acid (0.14%), Oxetane, 2,2,4-trimethyl- (0.28%), n-Decanoic acid (0.09%), Phthalimide (0.44%) Dodecanoic acid (0.24%), E-2-Hexenyl benzoate (0.21%), 2,4-Difluorobenzene, 1-benzyloxy- (0.16%), Tetratetracontane (0.55%), Isopropylphosphonic acid, fluoroanhydryde (0.28%), Benzene, (1-methylundecyl)- (0.21%), Tetradecanoic acid (0.76%), Cyclohexanepropanol, .alpha.,2,2,6-tetrame (0.56%), Pentadecanoic acid (0.71%), E-2-Hexenyl benzoate (0.32%), Pentadecanoic acid (0.97%), 1-Decanol, 2-hexyl- (0.46%), 9-Tetradecenal, (Z) (1.67), n-Hexadecanoic acid (23.59%) is the second most abundant, Phthalic acid, butyl undecyl ester (1.08%), Eicosanoic acid (0.79%), 9,12-Octadecadienoic acid (Z,Z)- (44.64%) was the highest in quantity, Octadecanoic acid (6.98%), Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (2.64%), 2,2,4-Trimethyl-3-(3,8,12,16-tetramethyl-heptadeca-3,7,11,15-tetraenyl)-cyclohexanol (1.95%), 9(11)-Dehydroergosteryl benzoate (8.37%), 9(11)-Dehydroergosteroltosylate (1.28%), 4,6-Decadienal, 8-ethyl-10-[4-hydroxy-8-(2-hydroxypropyl)-3,9 (0.22%). These compounds possess activities which includes but not limited to cancer chemotherapy, antifeedant against pine weevil, antifungi agent in topical therapeutic preparation, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, anti-convulsant, antioxidants, hypocholesterolemic, anti-androgenic, nematicide, analgesic, intermediate for food-grade additives, lubricants, greases, rubber, dyes and plastic, antineoplastic agent, biosynthesis of prostaglandins and cell membrane to mention a few. This study has been able to show that D. elegans is a good source of bioactive compounds with great potentials that can be harnessed in various industries.

acetone extract, Bioactive compounds, Daedalea elegans, GC-MS analysis.

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