LIBS; WD-XRF; FTIR; UV-Visible; Cyperus rotudus; Macro and Micronutrient Minerals;INDUCED BREAKDOWN SPECTROSCOPY; MEDICINAL-PLANTS; HEAVY-METALS; WHEAT; ACCUMULATION; SPECTROMETRY; REFLECTANCE; GALLSTONES
In the present study, a spectroscopic investigation of Cyperus rotundus using wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WD-XRF), laser-induced breakdownspectroscopy (LIBS), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and Ultra Violet Visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy have been performed. The macro and micronutrient minerals detected and quantified in Cyperus rotundus were carbon (C), oxygen (O), sodium (Na), chlorine (Cl), magnesium (Mg), silicon (Si), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), sulfur (S), phosphorous (P), aluminium (Al), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), palladium (Pd), ruthenium (Ru), chromium (Cr), molybdenum (Mo), strontium (Sr), copper (Cu), and nickel (Ni). The minerals detected in Cyperus rotundus using WD-XRF technique was compared with the data obtained from LIBS technique. We have discussed about the medicinal importance of some of the nutrients found in Cyperus rotundus. FTIR spectroscopy has been used to study the molecular composition of Cyperus rotundus. UV-Vis spectroscopy has also been used to study the titled sample to know its molecular composition.