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Chemistry
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Vignaunguiculataleafis a common vegetable in Nigeria. The GC-MS analysis was carried out using standard method. The result revealed the presence of 15 chemical constituents which includes oct-2-ene (24.68%), nona-3,5-diene (18.86%), non-4-ene (14.02%), octadecanoic acid (12.93%) and hexadecanoic acid (11.45%) as the major chemical constituents. The presence of these various bioactive compounds may be responsible for the use of Vignaunguiculata leaf in ethno-medicine.

Keywords
GC-MS analysis
Chemical constituents
Vignaunguiculataleaf
ethanol extract
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