DPPH RADICAL SCAVENGING ACTIVITY OF A COMPOUND ISOLATED FROM BARRINGTONIA ACUTANGULA LEAVES
T. Anand and S. Chandra Mohan*
A secondary metabolite was isolated from a medicinal plant, Barringtonia acutangula. The structure of compound was identified as 2, 4-dihydroxy-methyl benzoate by using spectroscopic techniques. Compound 2, 4- dihydroxy-methyl benzoate was isolated for the first time from this plant. This compound was screened for DPPH radical scavenging activity, exhibited remarkable antioxidant activity against the DPPH free radical.
Keywords: Barringtonia acutangula, antioxidant, DPPH radical scavenging activity.
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