Comparison Of Catechins From Leaves Of Morinda Citrifolia (Mengkudu) Using Different Extraction Methods

Author

Mohd-Sabri P.D., Mariam J.A.T., Azizah H., Azizah O., & Masturah M.
Functional Food and Food Biotechnology Laboratory, Faculty of Food Science and Technology.
Universiti Putra Malaysia. 43400,
Serdang, Selangor
Department of
Chemical and Process Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600, Bangi, Selangor
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Language

English

Title

Comparison Of Catechins From Leaves Of Morinda Citrifolia (Mengkudu) Using Different Extraction Methods

Proceeding

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2008)

Date

21st October - 22nd October 2008

Place Held

The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Five different methods, namely, microwave-assisted extraction (MAE), ultrasonic-assisted extraction (UAE), supercritical fluid extraction (SFE), soxhlet extraction (SOX) and solvent extraction (SE) were applied for the first time together to extract catehins from leaves of mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L.). The extracts were analysed using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to quantify the catechins. The results showed that MAE and SFE yield the highest catechins wIth 728.6±73.30 and 715.8±25.91 mg/g, respectively. This was followed by SOX and UAE with 660.4±54.91 and 655.2±22.31 mg/g, respectively. The lowest catechin content was from SE with 465.4±49.58 mg/g. The major catechin found was (+)-catechin.

Keywords

Morinda citrifolia; microwave-assisted extraction; supercritical fluid extraction; catechins

Session

Poster Abstracts

Topic

Think Global, Act Local: A New Paradigm In Malaysian Herbal Industry (Prof. Emeritus Dr. Abdul Latif Ibrahim-UNISEL)

Poster Abstracts