GC-MS Determination of Major Bioactive Constituents and Anti-oxidative Activities of Aqueous Extracts of Cinnamomum burmannii Blume Stem

Author(s): Gabriel A. Akowuah, Mariam Ahmad, Soo C. Tan, Mun F. Yam.

Journal Name: The Natural Products Journal

Volume 3 , Issue 4 , 2013

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The aim of this study was to determine the major boactive constituents, trans-cinnamic acid and transcinnamaldehyde, and anti-oxidative activities of 50% aqueous methanol and water extracts of Cinnamomum burmannii Blume stem bark. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was used to analyse the extracts. The content of trans-cinnalmadeyde quantified in the 50% aqueous methanol and water extracts were 50.14 µg/mg and 12.83 µg/mg of dry extract, respectively. The content of trans-cinnamic acid quantified in the water extract was 49.7 µg/mg of dry extract. Trans-cinnamic acid was not detected in the 50% aqueous methanol (v/v) extract. The extracts demonstrated in vitro antioxidative effects with the 50% aqueous methanol extract being more potent than the water extract.

Keywords: Cinnamomun burmannii, GC-MS analysis, cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, anti-oxidative activity.

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Year: 2013
Page: [243 - 248]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/2210315504666140305231430
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