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: 368

Table of Content: May 2015; 9(5)

May 2015

Determination of phenylethyl alcohol by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) in Budesonide nasal spray

Phenylethyl alcohol is used as an antimicrobial preservative in many pharmaceutical products, especially nasal sprays. A simple and accurate reverse phase high performance liquid chromatographic method was developed to assay of phenylethyl alcohol in budesonide nasal spray preparations. A waters C18 symmetry column chromatographic system (150 × 4.6 mm, 5 µm particle size) was performed with a 50:50 (%V/V)...

Author(s): Reza Hosseini, Fereshteh Naderi and Saman Ahmad Nasrollahi

May 2015

Phytochemical composition, antioxidant and anti-nutritional properties of root-bark and leaf methanol extracts of Senna alata L. grown in Nigeria

Senna alata L. has been ethnobotanically used extensively in traditional medicines for the treatment of a variety of diseases such as skin problems, arthritis, HBP (high blood pressure), and laxative or purgative. The phytochemical, anti-nutritive and antioxidant activities of the leaf and root bark of Senna alata L. grown in Bida Niger State, Nigeria were determined using standard analytical methods. Phytochemical...

Author(s): Abubakar I., Mann A. and Mathew J. T.

May 2015

Evaluation of anti-oxidant properties in essential oil and solvent extracts from Tagetes minuta

Synthetic antioxidants such as butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are toxic and carcinogenic, thus they induce DNA damage. This calls for the need to find alternative antioxidants from natural products. Tagetes minuta (Asteraceae) is an annual herb that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is used in common medicine and grows in temperate regions of South America, some parts of Africa and...

Author(s): Kyarimpa Christine, Isaiah Ndiege Omolo, John David Kabasa, Christine Betty Nagawa, John Wasswa and Cliff Richard Kikawa

May 2015

Accessing the potential of Lonchocarpus laxiflorus roots (LLR) plant biomass to remove Cadmium (II) ions from aqueous solutions: Equilibrium and kinetic studies

The potential of Lonchocarpus laxiflorus roots (LLR) for the removal of Cd (II) ions from aqueous solutions has been investigated. The adsorption of Cd (II) ions was found to be affected by solution pH, contact time, adsorbent dosage, initial metal ion concentration, and temperature. The equilibrium was analysed using Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models. The data was found to have a closer correlation with the...

Author(s): A. H. Santuraki and A. A. Muazu