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Información tecnológica

On-line version ISSN 0718-0764

Abstract

MURILLO, Elizabeth; LOMBO, Oscar  and  MENDEZ, Jonh J. Chemical and Biological Functionality of Mollinedia racemosa (Monimiaceae). Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.2, pp.3-14. ISSN 0718-0764.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-07642011000200002.

Mollinedia racemosa, a species collected in Yopal-Casanare-Colombia, has been characterized from the point of view of its phytochemical profile, quantification of some of its secondary metabolites, antioxidant potential, composition and chemical profile of essential oil, antimicrobial activity and acute toxicity. The objective was giving scientific support to the empirical knowledge from Colombian indigenous and peasant communities and to contribute to better understanding of this type of plant in Colombia. The ethanolic extract of the plant has a high content of phenolic constituents, while volátiles compounds obtained from its leaves have high content of sesquiterpenes. The bioactivity revealed by the plant could be associated to phytophenols, alkaloids and essential oil constituents.

Keywords : Monimiaceae; Mollinedia racemosa; biological functionality; antioxidant potential.

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