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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 8
First page : ( 3440) Last page : ( 3444)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00635.2

Analysis of Phytochemical compounds and DPPH radical scavenging activity of Dictyotadichotoma and Halimedamacroloba

Umavandhana R., Jayanthi S.*

Computational Drug Design Lab, Department of Biotechnology, School of Bio Sciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: jayanthi.s@vit.ac.in

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


Seaweeds are part of the sustainable marine resources which has high therapeutic value. Several dietary fibers and compounds extracted from seaweeds implement diverse spectrum of functions such as antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antimutagenic, anticoagulant, antitumor, antilarvicidal, antihelminthic etc. Seaweeds endure as the budding resource in marine environment and it possesses enormous significance in drug development. In the present study, the phytochemical characteristics of few selected seaweeds were investigated to find out the presence of phytochemical constituents in Dictyotadichotoma and Halimedamacroloba. The seaweeds selected in the present study were collected from Rameshwaram, Ramanathapuram district, Tamilnadu, India and stores in a sterile plastic container at room temperature. These samples were extracted with various solvents viz., aqueous, methanol, diethyl ether, chloroform and acetone. From the phytochemical screening, it was observed that the methanol extract of the seaweeds Dictyotadichotoma and Halimedamacroloba revealed the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, flavonoids, steroids, tannins, phenols, terpenoids, glycosides, saponins, volatile oils and quinone (except protein) followed by other solvent extracts. The highest DPPH radical scavenging property was noticed in aqueous extracts of Halimedamacroloba and Dictyotadichotomatrailed by methanolic extracts of Dictyotadichotoma than the other solvent extracts.



Seaweeds, Phytochemical, DictyotadichotomaHalimedamacrolobaand Free Radical Scavenging.


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