Wastes after distillation of Helichrysum italicum - biological active compounds and free radical scavenging activity

Nikolova Milena and Dobreva Ana and Berkov Strahil: Wastes after distillation of Helichrysum italicum - biological active compounds and free radical scavenging activity. In: Acta biologica Szegediensis, (64) 2. pp. 233-237. (2020)

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Distillation wastewater, by-products from steam and water distillation as well as raw material used as control of fl ower heads of Helichrysum italicum were comparative analyzed for content of the biologically active compounds by GC/MS. Acetone exudates, methanol extracts and ethyl acetate fractions obtained after alkaline hydrolyze of the studied materials were received. The three types of extraction products as well as the distillation wastewater were examined for free radical scavenging activity by DPPH assay. Phenol, fatty- and organic acids, sterols, triterpenes, sugars and sugar alcohols were identifi ed. Succinic acid and myo-inositol were identifi ed as main components of distillation wastewater. Hydroxycinnamic acid, caff eic acid and 4(p)-hydroxybenzoic acid were dominant compounds of the ethyl acetate fractions. Triterpenes and fatty acids, sterols and fl avonoids are among the main biologically active substances in the methanolic extracts and acetone exudates. The ethyl acetate fractions were found to possess the highest free radical scavenging activity (IC50 < 50 µg/mL). Signifi cant diff erences in the activity between wastes and raw materials were not found. The results showed that the waste products after distillation of H. italicum contain important biologically active substances and the extracts with high antioxidant activity can be obtained from them.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2020
Volume: 64
Number: 2
ISSN: 1588-4082
Page Range: pp. 233-237
Language: English
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/73049/
DOI: 10.14232/abs.2020.2.233-237
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 236-237. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.06. Biological sciences
Date Deposited: 2021. Jul. 15. 15:54
Last Modified: 2021. Jul. 15. 15:54
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/73073

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