Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-ND-00001468
Title: DPPH scavenging assay of the solvent extracts and fractionates of Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms
Category: Natural Drugs
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    The antioxidant activity of the petroleum ether(PE), acetone(Ac), ethyl acetate(EA), aqueous(Aq), hydrolysed (Hy) extracts and fractionates viz the ethanol (EFA), the aqueous fractionate (AFE),  methanol fractionate (MFA) and the aqueous fractionate (AMF) of  Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms was measured by DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) radical assay. Of all the extracts and fractionates, hydrolysed extract showed better free radical scavenging activity. The extracts and the fractionates showed scavenging activity better than that of the standard ascorbic acid (AA). The results obtained depicts that the waste plant waterhyacinth which is considered to be a major threat to the environment and economy possess good antioxidant activity and this plant can be exploited for use as an effective natural antioxidant.

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    P.Jayanthi* and P.Lalitha

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    Research Scholar,Department of Chemistry,Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women ,Coimbatore-641 043,Tamilnadu,India
    Assistant Professor (SS),Department of Chemistry,Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women ,Coimbatore-641 043,Tamilnadu,India

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    P.Jayanthi*
    Research Scholar,Department
    of Chemistry,Avinashilingam
    Deemed University for Women,
    Coimbatore-641 043,Tamilnadu,India

    Received on:10-11-2011; Revised  on: 15-12-2011; Accepted on:12-01-2012

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    Author:

    P.Jayanthi* and P.Lalitha

    Title:DPPH scavenging assay of the solvent extracts and fractionates of Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):5(2)
    Year:2012
    Page No: (946-948)
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    Methodology:antioxidant activity, DPPH, phytochemicals
    Research Materials:Eichhornia crassipes

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Eichhornia crassipes antioxidant activity DPPH phytochemicals

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