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TitleKinetic study of nordihydroguaiaretic acid recovery from Larrea tridentata by microwave-assisted extraction
Author(s)Martins, Silvia
Aguilar Gonzalez, Cristobal Noé
Garza Rodriguez, Iliana de la
Mussatto, Solange I.
Teixeira, J. A.
KeywordsNordihydroguaiaretic acid
Larrea tridentata
Microwave-assisted extraction
Issue date28-Nov-2009
CitationTEIXEIRA, José A. [et al.] – “Book of abstracts of MicroBiotec09 Meeting, 3, Vilamoura, 2009.” Braga : Departamento de Engenharia Biologica da Universidade do Minho, 2009. ISBN 978-972-97810-6-3. p. 204.
Abstract(s)Nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) is a powerful antioxidant that can be found in plants like Larrea tridentata (Zygophyllaceae), also known as creosote bush, which grows in semidesert areas of Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico [1]. Several studies have demonstrated that NDGA has important biological activities with great interest in the health area, such as antiviral, cancer chemopreventive, and antitumorgenic activities [2]. Extraction of bioactive compounds from plants is conventionally performed using a heat‐reflux extraction method. However, different techniques have been developed in order to decrease extraction time and solvent consumption, as well as to increase the extraction yield and enhance the extracts quality [3]. The objective of this study was to develop a microwave‐assisted extraction (MAE) method for NDGA recovery from Larrea tridentata leaves, and compare the obtained results with those found by using the conventional heat‐reflux extraction (HRE).
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