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Antibacterial activity of Citrus reticulata peel extracts.

Jayaprakasha, G. K. and Negi, P. S. and Sikder, S. and Jaganmohan Rao, L. and Sakariah, K. K. (2000) Antibacterial activity of Citrus reticulata peel extracts. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences, 55 (11-12). pp. 1030-4. ISSN 0341-0382

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Citrus peels were successively extracted with hexane, chloroform and acetone using a soxhlet extractor. The hexane and chloroform extracts were fractionated into alcohol-soluble and alcohol-insoluble fractions. These fractions were tested against different gram positive and gram negative bacteria. The EtOH-soluble fraction was found to be most effective. Fractionation of EtOH-soluble fraction on silica gel column yielded three polymethoxylated flavones, namely desmethylnobiletin, nobiletin and tangeretin. Their structures were confirmed by UV, 1H, 13C NMR and mass spectral studies. The findings indicated a potential of these natural compounds as biopreservatives in food applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: citrus reticulata, antimicrobial activity, polymethoxylated flavones
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits > 03 Citrus fruits
Divisions: Human Resource Development
Plantation Products Spices and Flavour Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2011 11:31
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2012 09:16
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/2140

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