Author : Nasir Muh*, Arend L. Mapanawang, Narwanti Rusu, Alexander O. Maengkom, Karim R. Latuconsina, Ama Tualeka, Bernard T. Fambrene, Ismail, Leady D. Lamidja, Alfian Daud
The needs of medicine in Indonesia will be rapidly developed, based on the analysis result of Health Department, the growth of pharmacy industry is growing around 10-14%. This will encourage the action of medicine sources both chemical and natural. The purpose of this research is to find out the Hexadecanoic acid in Gedi leaf (Abelmoschus manihot L medik) Gc-Ms method. The research is experiment research. Gedi leaf (Abelmoschus manihot L medik) was taken in the morning, washed, then dried. After being dried, it was grinded became powder, then processed by maserasi with metanol, then the metanol liquid of gedi leaf extract (Abelmoschus manihot L medik) was taken, then it was made the evaporation so that the thick extract of Gedi leaf metanol (Abelmoschus manihot L medik) released. Based on the research by using the Gc-Ms method, it was found that Gedi leaf (Abelmoschus manihot L medik) contained Hexadecanoic acid with potentially as antioxidan. Key words: Gedi, Hexadecanoic Acid.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD