Isolation and HPLC quantitative analysis of antioxidant flavonoids from Alternanthera tenella Colla. Academic Article uri icon


  • Phytochemical analysis of the antioxidant ethanolic extract of Alternanthera tenella Colla led to the isolation of six flavonoids, acacetin 8-C-[alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 --> 2)-beta-D-glucopyranoside] (1), 2"-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-vitexin (2), 2"-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-vitexin (3), vitexin (4), quercetin (5) and kaempferol (6). All the structures were established by ESI-MS and NMR spectroscopic methods. Antioxidant capacity of extract, fractions and isolated compounds was determined using the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay and extract, fractions and flavonoids isolated showed antioxidant activity in vitro. Moreover, the total soluble phenolic contents of the extract and fractions were measured using the Folin-Ciocalteau reagent and the quantitative analysis of flavone C-glycosides major constituents was performed by HPLC.

published proceedings

  • Z Naturforsch C J Biosci

author list (cited authors)

  • Salvador, M. J., Ferreira, E. O., Mertens-Talcott, S. U., De Castro, W. V., Butterweck, V., Derendorf, H., & Dias, D. A.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Salvador, Marcos J||Ferreira, Eliane O||Mertens-Talcott, Susanne U||De Castro, Whocely Victor||Butterweck, Veronika||Derendorf, Hartmut||Dias, Diones A

publication date

  • February 2006