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Molecules 2008, 13(6), 1238-1245; doi:10.3390/molecules13061238

Anthocyanin Characterization of Pilot Plant Water Extracts of Delonix regia Flowers

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1 CIRAD, UMR GPEB Génie des Procédés – Eau, Bioproduits, TA 40/16, 73 avenue J.F. Breton, 34398 Montpellier cedex 5, France 2 INRA, UMR SPO Sciences pour l'Oenologie, Plateforme Polyphénols, 2 place Viala, 34060 Montpellier cedex 1, France 3 INP-HB Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Laboratoire de Procédés Industriels, de Synthèse et de l’Environnement (LAPISEN), Unité Chimie de l'Eau et des Substances Naturelles, BP 1313 Yamoussoukro, Cote D'Ivoire 4 Université d'Abidjan-Cocody, UFR Biosciences, Laboratoire de Biochimie et Sciences des Aliments, 22 BP 582 Abidjan 22, Cote D'Ivoire 5 UMR CNRS 6263, Equipe AD2M (Phytochimie), Institut des Sciences Moléculaires de Marseille, Université Paul Cézanne, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Saint-Jérôme, Avenue Escadrille Normandie Niémen, Case 461, Marseille cedex 20, France
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Received: 5 May 2008 / Revised: 29 May 2008 / Accepted: 29 May 2008 / Published: 1 June 2008
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Following the development of new applications of pilot plant scale extraction and formulation processes for natural active bioproducts obtained from various underutilized tropical plants and herbs, we have manufactured water-extracts from Delonix regia flowers, grown in Ivory Coast. These extracts, which contain polyphenols, are traditionally home made and used as healthy bioproducts. They are reddish-coloured due to the presence of anthocyanins. The three major anthocyanins in these extracts have been characterized. The molecular structures were confirmed by LC-SM analysis. Amongst them, two are described for the first time in Delonix regia.
Keywords: Delonix regia; Poinciana regia; anthocyanin; polyphenols; extract; biodiversity Delonix regia; Poinciana regia; anthocyanin; polyphenols; extract; biodiversity
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Adje, F.; Lozano, Y.F.; Meudec, E.; Lozano, P.; Adima, A.; N’zi, G.A.; Gaydou, E.M. Anthocyanin Characterization of Pilot Plant Water Extracts of Delonix regia Flowers. Molecules 2008, 13, 1238-1245.

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