Greeshma Murukan, Murugan K


Objective: The present study aims in comparison of phenolic acids and its antioxidant potentialities of young and mature leaf extract of Tectona grandis L f.

Methods: Various phenolic acids present in methanolic leaf extract of young and mature leaves of T. grandis were analyzed by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography analysis. The antioxidant potentiality of the extracts was determined by various analytical methods such as 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, ferric reducing/antioxidant power, and metal chelating activity.

Results: Methanolic leaf extracts of young and mature leaf of T. grandis showed a pool of phenolic compounds such as gallic, vanillic, p-hydroxybenzoic, ferulic, chlorogenic, sinapic, p-coumarate, and cinnamic acids. Irrespective of the methods used for analyzing antioxidant capacity, young leaf extract showed potent antioxidant potentiality when compared with the mature leaf extract.

Conclusion: The methanolic extract of teak leaves is rich source of many phenolic compounds, and these compounds attribute to the antioxidant capacity of the leaves. Meanwhile, by comparing the young and mature leaves, the young leaves showed much more potential than the other. It is, therefore, concluded that the young teak leaves can be used as a good source of natural antioxidant.


Tectona grandis L f., Phenolic acids, Reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography, Antioxidant, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, Ferric reducing/antioxidant power, Metal chelating activity.

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Tectona grandis L f., Phenolic acids, Reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography, Antioxidant, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, Ferric reducing/antioxidant power, Metal chelating activity.





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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
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Greeshma Murukan
Department of Botany, Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Lab, University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Murugan K
Department of Botany, Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Lab, University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

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