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Molecules 2006, 11(2), 156-162; doi:10.3390/11020156

Dechlorophyllation by Electrocoagulation

1, 2,*  and 1
1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiangmai University, Chiangmai, 50200, Thailand 2 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Maejo University, Chiangmai, 50292, Thailand
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 18 January 2006 / Revised: 15 March 2006 / Accepted: 16 March 2006 / Published: 17 March 2006
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Electrocoagulation was used for dechlorophyllation of alcoholic extracts from five plants. The results showed that for every plant extract studied, electrocoagulation was more efficient than the classical solvent extraction method in removing plant pigments, while not affecting the important secondary metabolites in those extracts.
Keywords: Dechlorophyllation; electrolytic decolourisation; electrocoagulation Dechlorophyllation; electrolytic decolourisation; electrocoagulation
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Jumpatong, K.; Phutdhawong, W.; Buddhasukh, D. Dechlorophyllation by Electrocoagulation. Molecules 2006, 11, 156-162.

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