Triacylglycerols produced by biomass of endophytic fungus Neopestalotiopsis surinamensis from the Scurrula atropurpurea

Elfita Elfita, Muharni Muharni, Mardiyanto Mardiyanto, Fitrya Fitrya, Elisa Nurmawati, Hary Widjajanti


In Indonesia, Scurrula atropurpurea is a medicinal plant known as benalu. Triacylglycerols can be produced by plants, animals, algae, and microorganisms such as endophytic fungi. Triacylglycerols can be used in cosmetics, food, and medicine because they have biological activities such as antitumor, antibacterial, and cytotoxic. Besides, the compound can be used as a biodiesel substitute for triacylglycerols sourced from oil palm. This study aims to isolate and characterize triacylglycerol from biomass of endophytic fungal N. surinamensis from the S. atropurpurea  leaves. The compound was isolated and purified by the column chromatography method. The structure of the compound was determined by spectroscopic data ( FTIR, 1H-NMR, and 13C-NMR). Analysis of the spectrum and compared with the literature, the isolated compound is a triacylglycerol.

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