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Table 2 Chromatographic results

From: Antidiarrhoea and toxicological evaluation of the leaf extract of Dissotis rotundifolia triana (Melastomataceae)

Thin layer chromatography
Extract Solvent System No. of spots Colour in Daylight Colour in UV Colour after spraying with Dragendorff Rfvalue
Aqueous ethanol Methanol: chloroform (3 : 7) 2 Colourless Light green fluorescent Reddish brown 0.78
    colourless Light green fluorescent Reddish brown 0.80
Paper chromatography
Extract Solvent System No. of spots Colour in daylight Colour in UV Colour after spraying with ferric chloride R f value
Aqueous ethanol N-butanol: water: acetic acid (4: 1: 5) 1 Colourless green fluorescent Blue black colour 0.21