Chemical constituents from the twig of jasminum sambac and its antioxidant activity / Siti Nazira Sulaiman

Sulaiman, Siti Nazira (2017) Chemical constituents from the twig of jasminum sambac and its antioxidant activity / Siti Nazira Sulaiman. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Jasminum sambac or J. sambac is a plant species from family of Oleaceae which
widely cultivated throughout Malaysia. The twig, stem, flowers and roots of the plant
used traditionally in the treatments of regulating menstrual flow, inflamed, lowering
blood glucose level and diarrhea. This plant species was found to contain chemical
constituents that have antioxidant properties which could reduce oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is the major role involved in the aetiology of depression. The
concentrations of antioxidants and some pro-oxidative enzymes in the human brain
may be involved in depression. The objective of this study to determine the chemical
constituent from the twig of J. sambac and its antioxidant activity. The twig of
J. sambac was extracted using methanol, petroleum ether and dichlorometane solvent.
Phytochemical screening of the methanol extract found that the extract was content
saponin, tannin and triterpenoid. Result of TLC screening of dichloromethane extract
found that the extract contained terpenoid and alkaloid. Radical scavenging activity
of extracts was assessed by DPPH free radical scavenging assay. Dichloromethane
extract scavenged DPPH radicals more effective compare to methanol and petroleum
ether extracts. The percent of radical scavenging activity of dichloromethane was
(lC50 = 5.22 ppm) while for the methanol and petroleum ether extract are more than
100 ppm. The isolated compounds from dichloromethane extract that responsible for
the antioxidant activity in J. sambac were known as isoamyl nitrite and
benzophenone. The plant appears to be a promising source of bioactive compound
with antioxidant activity.


Item Type: Student Project
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Sulaiman, Siti Nazira
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > Physical and theoretical chemistry
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Keywords: Jasminum sambac, Twig, Antioxidant activity, Contain chemical constituent
Date: 2017
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