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Molecules 2010, 15(12), 8904-8914; doi:10.3390/molecules15128904

Antioxidant Phenolic Compounds of Dracaena Cambodiana

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1 Key Laboratory of Tropical Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Haikou 571101, China 2 Hainan Key Laboratory for Research and Development of Natural Product from Li Folk Medicine, Haikou 571101, China
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 November 2010 / Revised: 30 November 2010 / Accepted: 2 December 2010 / Published: 6 December 2010
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The antioxidant activities of the petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, n-BuOH and water extract fractions from Dracaena cambodiana Pierre ex Gagnep were evaluated in this study. The ethyl acetate fraction contained the highest amount of total phenolics and total flavonoids, and showed the greatest DPPH˙, ABTS+ and Superoxide anion radical-scavenging capacities. The DPPH˙, ABTS+ and Superoxide anion radical-scavenging capacities of nine compounds isolated from the ethyl acetate fraction were also evaluated. The results indicated that these compounds contributed to the antioxidant activity of D. cambodiana. Therefore, D. cambodiana and these compounds might be used as natural antioxidants.
Keywords: Dracaena cambodiana; DPPH; ABTS+; antioxidant activity; chemical constituent Dracaena cambodiana; DPPH; ABTS+; antioxidant activity; chemical constituent
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Luo, Y.; Wang, H.; Xu, X.; Mei, W.; Dai, H. Antioxidant Phenolic Compounds of Dracaena Cambodiana. Molecules 2010, 15, 8904-8914.

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