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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 635-641

Antioxidant Activity of Leaf Extracts from Zygophyllum coccineum L. Collected from Desert and Coastal Habitats of Egypt
El-Shora, H M*, El Amier, Y. A. and Awad, M.H
Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Egypt
*Corresponding author

Zygophyllum coccineum L. (Family: Zygophyllaceae) was collected from coastal and desert habitats from Egypt. The plant leaves from each habitat were collected and used in preparation of the various extracts  in hexane, methylene chloride, ethyl acetate and butanol.ZCD leaf extracts exhibited higher scavenging activity than ZCC in the four extracts. The antioxidant activity was measured using DPPH(2, 2’– diphenyl–1–picrylhydrazyl) test. Butanol fraction exhibited the highest scavenging activity. The antioxidant activity measured in every extract was dependent on the concentration of the extract. Various compounds were obtained by GC/MS and they were identified. 1-nonadecene, 9-octadecenoic acid, 2-methyl propanoic acid, β-sitosteol, tricosane and tetracosane were found in leaves of coastal plant (ZCC) and absent from the desert plant (ZCD). Stigmast-5-en-3-ol was found in leaves of the desert plant and not detected from the coastal plant. Docosene, 1-eicosanol, hexacosane, heptacosane, nonacosane, 6-Ethyl-5-hydroxy-2,3,7-trimethoxynaphtho quinone and pentacosane were found in the leaves of Z. coccineum from both habitats under investigation.

Keywords: Zygophyllum coccineum L.Antioxidant Activity,Desert and Coastal Habitats

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El-Shora, H M, El Amier, Y. A. and Awad, M.H. 2016. Antioxidant Activity of Leaf Extracts from Zygophyllum coccineum L. Collected from Desert and Coastal Habitats of EgyptInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 635-641. doi:
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