Atriplex mollis Desf. Aerial Parts: Extraction Procedures, Secondary Metabolites and Color Analysis
AbstractA method using high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with a photodiode array detector was proposed for the rapid characterization of different phenolic constituents from the extracts of Atriplex mollis aerial parts. Atriplex species are known for their multiple biological activities, but no information is available in the literature about A. mollis. With the aim to firstly characterize the main secondary metabolites of this plant, so as to orient better the biological evaluation, we applied three different extraction procedures and compared the chromatographic results. Microwave-assisted extraction gave the best yield and recovery of important compounds such as gallic acid, catechin, chlorogenic acid, p-OH benzoic acid, rutin, sinapinic acid, t-ferulic acid, naringenin and benzoic acid. These constituents belong to three important chemical classes: phenolic acids, flavonoids and monoterpenes. Color evaluation and analysis of chlorophylls (a and b) and carotenoids complete the preliminary profile of this plant. From these analyses, Atriplex mollis is a source of bioactive compounds (especially rutin, t-ferulic acid and gallic acid) and could be recommended as a plant of phyto-pharmaceutical relevance, opening new perspectives on this salt-tolerant plant. View Full-Text
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Boutaoui, N.; Zaiter, L.; Benayache, F.; Benayache, S.; Cacciagrano, F.; Cesa, S.; Secci, D.; Carradori, S.; Giusti, A.M.; Campestre, C.; Menghini, L.; Locatelli, M. Atriplex mollis Desf. Aerial Parts: Extraction Procedures, Secondary Metabolites and Color Analysis. Molecules 2018, 23, 1962.
Boutaoui N, Zaiter L, Benayache F, Benayache S, Cacciagrano F, Cesa S, Secci D, Carradori S, Giusti AM, Campestre C, Menghini L, Locatelli M. Atriplex mollis Desf. Aerial Parts: Extraction Procedures, Secondary Metabolites and Color Analysis. Molecules. 2018; 23(8):1962.Chicago/Turabian Style
Boutaoui, Nassima; Zaiter, Lahcene; Benayache, Fadila; Benayache, Samir; Cacciagrano, Francesco; Cesa, Stefania; Secci, Daniela; Carradori, Simone; Giusti, Anna M.; Campestre, Cristina; Menghini, Luigi; Locatelli, Marcello. 2018. "Atriplex mollis Desf. Aerial Parts: Extraction Procedures, Secondary Metabolites and Color Analysis." Molecules 23, no. 8: 1962.
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