GC-MS analysis of the bioactive phytoconstituents of various organic crude extracts from the seed kernels of <i>Manilkara bidentata</i> (balata) collected in Trinidad, W.I.

<p>The present study reports the first phytochemical investigation of the seed kernels of <i>Manilkara bidentata</i> (Balata) harvested in Trinidad, W.I. Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of the n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, ethanol and methanol extracts showed a total of 39 components. 2,6,10,14,18-pentamethyl-2,6,10,14,18-eicosapentaene (74.93%), 9-octadecenoic acid, (<i>Z</i>)- 2,3-dihydroxypropyl ester (79.98%), (<i>Z</i>)-ethyl oleate (92.75%), <i>Z</i>,<i>E</i>-2-methyl-3,13-octadecadien-1-ol (80.51%) and 5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furancarboxyaldehyde (50.32%) were the major constituents identified in the n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, ethanol and methanol extracts, respectively. The extracts showed the presence of several bioactive components and provides reference data for further research of its active constituents.</p>