Research Area


One of the major research area(s) of phytochemistry section of PBRI includes extraction and isolation of target compounds from natural products at both an analytical and preparative scale. Chemical analysis of target compounds in complex mixtures and secondary metabolites (e.g. alkaloids, terpenoids, or flavonoids) are key activities conducted by the team.


Major thrust areas are as follows: 

  • Standardization of herbal drugs
  • Extraction 
  • Isolation of phytoconstituent(s)
  • Method development for chromatography
  • Characterization and structural elucidation of isolated phytoconstituents
  • Bioactivity guided fractionation
  • Qualitative and quantitative estimation of phytoconstituents