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Chemical Composition, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties of Chloroform Fraction of Platycerium Bifurcatum


The study investigated the bioactive constituents, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of Platycerium bifucartum leaves. Chloroform fraction of P. bifurcatum was prepared by partitioning the ethanol extract with chloroform and water. The phytochemical analysis was carried out using standard methods. Fourier transformer-infrared (FT-IR) and Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) were used in the characterization of the bioactive compounds. The antioxidant and antibacterial activities of the chloroform fraction were evaluated using standard protocols. The fourier transformer-infrared analysis showed the presence of C=O, OH, CHO, C-F and -NH functional groups. GC/MS characterization gave benzeneethaneamine (33.3%), 2-amino-1-(4-methylphenyl) propane (17.04%), hydroxyurea (30.26%) and epinephrine (13.26). The extract inhibited the growth of the bacterial isolates. The fraction exhibited antioxidant properties that were comparable with ascorbic acid. The presence of these compounds showed that the leaves of Platycerium bifurcatum can be used for the treatment of some bacterial diseases.

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Indoor Ecosystem Services: Impacts of Plants on Air Quality

K., Baia M. (2016): Assessing the Indoor Pollutants Effect on Ornamental Plants Leaves by FT-IR Spectroscopy. Acta Physica Polonica, A., 129(1). Jones A.P. (1999): Indoor air quality and health. Atmos. Environ. 33: 4535–4564. Kays S.J. (2011): Phytoremediation of indoor air—Current state of the art. The value creation of plants for future urban agriculture. Nat. Inst. Hort. Herbal Science, RDA, Suwon, Korea, 3-21. Kim K.J., Kil M.J., Song J.S., Yoo E.H., Son K.C., Kays S.J. (2008): Efficiency of volatile formaldehyde removal by indoor plants

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Dunavski Rubin – A New Indeterminate Tomato Cultivar

REFERENCES ADENIYI, H., ADEMOYEGUN, O.: Effect of Different Rates and Sources of Fertilizer on Yield and Antioxidant Components of Tomato ( Lycopersicon lycopersicum). Agricultural Journal, 7:135-139, 2012. BARANSKA, M., SCHÜTZE, W., SCHULZ, H.: Determination of lycopene and ß-carotene content in tomato fruits and related products: comparasion of FT-Raman, ATR-IR, and NIR spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry, 78: 8456-8461, 2006. COMPOS, CAB., FERNANDES, PD., GHEYI, HR., BLANCO, FF., GONCALVES, CB., CAMPOS, SAF.: Yield and fruit quality of

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