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Chemical constituents and antioxidant activity of Cinnamomum microphyllum


Mohamad Ali, Nor Azah and Rahmani, Mawardi and Shaari, Khozirah and Mohd Ismail, Hazar Bebe and Md. Sukari, Mohd. Aspollah and Ali, Abdul Manaf and Ee, Gwendoline Cheng Lian (2010) Chemical constituents and antioxidant activity of Cinnamomum microphyllum. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 18 (2). pp. 263-270. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526


The extract of Cinnamomum microphyllum showed strong antioxidant activity when it was tested against auto-oxidation of linoleic acid, superoxide, and DPPH radical scavenging activity. Further detailed investigations of the plant constituents and bioactivity studies led to the isolation and identification of known compounds consisting of three lignans, a coumarin, an ester and β-sitosterol. The structures of the compounds were determined using detailed spectroscopic analysis. The lignans were found to possess a significant antioxidant activity when tested against the three assay systems.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Cinnamomum microphyllum; Pinoresinol; Syringaresinol; Medioresinol; Antioxidant
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 01:11
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 07:02
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/13569
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