Natural Products Chemistry & Research

ISSN - 2329-6836

Chukwu CJ

Chukwu CJ
Biochemistry or Molecular Biology,

  • Research Article
    Characterization of 2,5-dimethyl-2,4-dihydroxy-3(2H) furanone, A Flavourant Principle From Sysepalum dulcificum
    Author(s): Chukwu CJ, Omaka ON and Aja PMChukwu CJ, Omaka ON and Aja PM

    In this study, three solvent extracts (ethanol, acetone and hexane) were obtained from Synepalum dulcificum ((Daniell) known locally as “ntum” in Akaeze dialect of Igbo language of Nigeria and traditionally used as sweetener were evaluated for its flavourant principles. The presence of bioactive components were detected and the result of the cold solvent extraction revealed that ethanol gave the highest percent extract recoveries of 1.816%, hexane gave 0.873% while the lowest yield was observed for acetone as 0.508%. Quantitative assay revealed that ethanolic extracts had the highest content of flavonoids, glycosides, phenols, tannins, saponins and alkaloids (6.10%, 3.20%, 2.8%, 2.00%, 1.3% and 0.14%) respectively. This was followed by the acetone extracts which gave the values for flavonoids (0.70%), glycosides (0.50%), saponins (2.12%), phenols (1.60%), tannins (0.26%) a.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6836.1000299

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