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Aqueous extraction of hydroxychavicol from Piper Betle L. leaves

K.Y., Pin and T.G., Chuah and A., Abdull Rashih and M.A., Rasadah and C.L., Law and T.S.Y., Choong (2006) Aqueous extraction of hydroxychavicol from Piper Betle L. leaves. In: 1st International Conference on Natural Resources Engineering & Technology 2006, 24-25th July 2006, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Piper betle L. is locally named as Sirih and Betel in English. It is a native medicinal plant of central and eastern parts of Peninsular Malaysia. The betel plant is an attractive and aromatic creeper with alternate, heart shaped, smooth, shining, and long stalked leaves with pointed apex. Betel leaf is well known for its use as masticatory, which consists of fresh betel leaf, betel nut and slaked lime paste. The phenolic compound, Hydroxychavicol, found in the aqueous extract of betel leaf is reported to exhibit useful bioactivities - anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic. Batch experiments of betel leaves extraction were conducted using distilled water as solvent and under different operating parameters including temperature, duration and ratio of solvent to sample. After freeze-drying, the yield of each experiment was determined and analyzed using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to investigate the effects of operating parameters on the major compound, Hydroxychavicol.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Piper betle L.; extraction; hydroxychavicol; yield; HPLC.
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:184
Deposited By: Cik Rasyidah Mohd Daud
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 11:30
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:41

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