FT-IR Spectroscopic Characteristics of Ganoderma lucidum Secondary Metabolites

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B. Sangeetha
A. S. Krishnamoorthy
D. Amirtham
D. Jeya Sundara Sharmila
P. Renukadevi
V. G. Malathi

Abstract

Ganoderma lucidum is an important medicinal mushroom widely used in pharmaceuticals for their antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer and immunoregulatory properties and also used in agriculture as an antiviral and antibacterial agent. Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is a tool widely used in the researches for the identification of organic compounds in the organism. In our study, we used FT-IR Spectroscopy for determination the chemical nature of Ganoderma lucidum, and their standards Squalene and Ganoderic acid A. In the FT-IR spectrum for the G. lucidum obtained in the region of 3782.69 cm-1 to 568.898 cm-1 the absorptions peak represents the alcohols, halogens, silicon and phosphorus groups present in the sample. In the squalene standard, ketones, amides, and guanidine, nitrile and azine stretches were found in the wavelength 1655-1550 cm-1. In the Ganoderic acid A sulfur compounds with weak stretching intensity were obtained in the wavelength 500-400 cm-1. We have concluded that FT-IR spectroscopy is an effective method to analyze the chemical nature of the organic groups present in the samples.

Keywords:
Ganoderma lucidum, Ganoderic acid A, squalene, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.

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Sangeetha, B., Krishnamoorthy, A. S., Amirtham, D., Sundara Sharmila, D. J., Renukadevi, P., & G. Malathi, V. (2020). FT-IR Spectroscopic Characteristics of Ganoderma lucidum Secondary Metabolites. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 38(6), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2019/v38i630453
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