Antimicrobial Compound Isolated From The Plant Pothos scandens L.

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1 Chemical Science and Technology Division, CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat 785006, Assam, India

2 Department of Chemistry, Sikkim Manipal University (Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology), Majitar 737136, Sikkim, India



Pothos scandens L. is a medicinal plant found in North East India with various ethno-medicinal activities. A compound was isolated from the bark of P. scandens and the structure was characterized as Octyl isonicotinate (1) by extensive NMR, FT-IR and mass analysis. Compound 1 exhibited significant antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli and Candida albicans by Agar well diffusion method with zone of inhibition value of 9.16±0.28 mm and 12.5±0.51 mm, respectively compared with standard Amikacin (19.33±0.57) and Fluconazole (15.9± 0.12). The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values were found 12.30 µg/mL and 6.50 µg/mL respectively as compared to Amikacin (4.37 µg/mL) and Fluconazole (7.5µg/mL).


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