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Microwave-assisted extraction of embelin from Embelia ribes

Latha, C (2007) Microwave-assisted extraction of embelin from Embelia ribes. In: Biotechnology Letters, 29 (2). pp. 319-322.

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A rapid and efficient microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) process for the selective extraction of embelin from Embelia ribes was developed. Solvent selection, microwave energy input and solid loading were optimized. The rate of extraction and purity of embelin depended upon the solvent used and exposure time to microwaves. Maximum MAE was achieved in acetone with total yield of 92% (w/w) embelin with 90% (w/w) purity with 1% (w/v) raw material loading at 150 W power level in 80 s. Non-polar solvents, such as hexane and dichloromethane, were not effective for the selective extraction of embelin.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Biotechnology Letters
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Embelia ribes;Embelin;Microwave-assisted extraction
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/10482

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