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Ultrasonic-assisted extraction of thiols from garlic bulbs

Ismail, Nur Izzah and Hashim, Yumi Zuhanis Has-Yun and Jamal, Parveen and Mohd Salleh, Hamzah and Othman, Rashidi (2014) Ultrasonic-assisted extraction of thiols from garlic bulbs. Advances in Environmental Biology, 8 (3). pp. 725-728. ISSN 1995-0756 (P) 1998-1066 (O)

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Cysteine and glutathione (GSH) are important low molecular mass thiols or sulfhydryl compounds that play numerous important roles in metabolism. They also have myriads of applications in industry including pharmaceutical, cosmetic and foods. These compounds naturally occur in plants but less was focused on extracting them from plant sources. Garlic is of particular interest as potential source for thiol compounds since it contains high concentration of organosulfur which correlates with the presence ofcysteine and GSH. In this work, water-based ultrasonic assisted extraction was used toextract thiols from garlic bulbs. The effect of garlic concentration and amplitude of sonicator on thiol concentration was investigated. The optimal garlic concentration of 10 % (w/v) was able to extract 0.170 mMthiols and 100 % amplitude of sonicator corresponds to the highest value of thiol compounds obtained.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3774/38023
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thiols, Ellman’s reagent, DTNB, garlic, ultrasonic assisted extraction
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 15:02
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2021 09:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38023

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