African Journal of
Pure and Applied Chemistry

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0840
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 350

Full Length Research Paper

Spectrophotmetric evaluation of rotenone extraction from leaves and seeds of mature Tephrosia vogelii plant

Kariuki, D. K.
  • Kariuki, D. K.
  • Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Science, University of Nairobi P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Njiru, S. N.
  • Njiru, S. N.
  • Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Science, University of Nairobi P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 01 May 2018
  •  Accepted: 26 July 2018
  •  Published: 30 September 2018


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