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ISSN: 2637-4579

Open Access Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Biosciences

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4579)

Elemental Analysis of Vitexaltissimalinn. leaves by X-ray Fluorescence and its Biological Implications and Studies

Volume 4 - Issue 1

Sunitha S1, Daisy Joseph2*, Lekshmi V Kumar1 and RathikaNath G1

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    • 1Department of Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry, K.S.M.D.B College, Sasthamcotta (Research Centre, University of Kerala) India
    • 2Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India

    *Corresponding author: Daisy Joseph, Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India

Received: March 09, 2020;   Published: July 16, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/OAJBEB.2020.04.000180

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Elemental analysis of V.altissima (L) leaf was carried out by using X-ray fluorescence spectrometer and SEM-EDX. Fifteen of the detected elements are essential, which includes some heavy elements (Al, Si, P, K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Sr, Nb, Mo, Cd, Th and U) while 20 others (Mg, S, Ti, V, Cr, Co, Ni, As, Se, Rb, Y, Zr, Ag, Sn, Sb, Ba, W, Hg, Pb and Bi) were found to be below detection limit in Hand held X-ray Fluorescence (HHXRF) analysis. From SEM-EDX results, non-transition elements such as C, O, Si, S, K, Ca and Br were found to be present in the dried leaf powder of V.altissima. The distribution of elements was found to be in the order: crude leaf powder> Hexane> Chloroform> Methanol. From the results it is clear that V. altissima contain many essential elements which are all required minerals for human Biological studies such as DPPH scavenging assay and reducing power was carried out on these plant extracts to evaluate their anti-oxidant capacity. It was seen that these plant extracts do have a good anti-oxidant levels.

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