A study on the total phenols content and antioxidant activity of essential oil and different solvent extracts of endemic plant Merremia borneensis

M. Amzad Hossain, and Muhammad Dawood Shah, (2015) A study on the total phenols content and antioxidant activity of essential oil and different solvent extracts of endemic plant Merremia borneensis. Journal of King Saud University - Engineering Sciences, 8 (1). pp. 66-71. ISSN 1878-5352

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Abstract

This study is planned to determine the antioxidant activity and total phenols content of the essential oil and different solvent extracts of the endemic plant Merremia borneensis. The anti-oxidant activities of the extracts were examined by three different methods, DPPH, b-carotene and reducing power assays. In all methods, aqueous ethanol extract exhibited a higher activity potential than that of other extracts (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and butanol) and the essential oil. As assumed, the amount of total phenolics was very high in this extract. Chloroform extract has been found to be rich in flavonoids. A positive result was observed between the antioxidant activity potential and total flavonoid levels of the extracts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: merremia barneensis, antioxidant activity, essential oil
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 08:00
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 08:00
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/10737

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