- Volume 22 Issue 3
To elucidate chemical strvacture of Ramaria formosa(Fr.) Quel was extracted with methanol for 72 hours, and then filtered twice. The extractive compounds were analyzed by the Libaries Search method, using GC and GC-MS Spectrometry. As a result, the five different compounds were analyzed, such as (1) methyl-hexadecanoate, (2) methyl-9,12- octadecadienoate, (3) methyl-cis-9-octadecenoate, (4) methyl-octadecanoate, and (5) 4-hexyl-2,5-dihydro-2,5-dioxo-3-furanacetic acid. The large quantity of compound, 4-hexyl-2,5-dihydro-2,5-dioxo-3-furanacetic acid, is expected that through experiments on animals the compound will be a potential agent which can be developed as a health food to relieve constipation or a laxative medicine.