Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2008, Volume: 1, Issue: 7, Pages: 1-3
S. Arokiyaraj*1 , S. Martin2 , K. Perinbam1 , P. Marie Arockianathan3 and V. Beatrice4
1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai – 119, India.
2Jaya College of Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Chennai, India
3Department of Biochemistry, St. Joseph’s College of arts & Science, Cuddalore – 1, India.
4Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 15.
*Author for the correspondence:
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Sathyabama University, Chennai – 119, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Methanol extract of Pterocarpus santalinus (leaves) was evaluated for HPTLC finger print, phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity. Preliminary phytochemical screening (HPTLC fingerprint) revealed the presence of terpenoids, steroids, flavonoids and carbohydrates. DPPH assay was used to determine the antioxidant property. The methanol extract of Pterocarpus santalinus showed significant DPPH radical inhibition (83.4% at 25 mg/ml concentration). The study reveals the potency of Pterocarpus santalinus as antioxidant source.
Keywords: antioxidant, DPPH assay, Pterocarpus santalinus, secondary metabolites
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