Microwave-assisted hydrodistillation was used to isolate an essential oil from the leaves of Cinnamomum iners Reinw. ex Bl., and the results compared with those obtained by conventional hydrodistillation. The composition of the oil from both methods was found to be similar, and (-)-linalool was found as the main component (30-50%). The antioxidant activity… (More)
Electrocoagulation (EC) is an electrochemical technique which has been employed in the treatment of various kinds of wastewater. In this work the potential use of EC for the treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) was investigated. In a laboratory scale, POME from a factory site in Chumporn Province (Thailand) was subjected to EC using aluminum as… (More)
A facile, high yielding synthesis of 9,10-dihydro-9,10-ethano-anthracene-11-carboxylic acid methyl ester using a modified commercial domestic microwave oven is reported.
Preparation of synthetic analogues of 28-homobrassinosteroids is reported. Also, the addition of the 28-homocastasterone at the C6 carbonyl group via allyl Gringard reagent followed by olefin cross metathesis resulted in dimeric analogues. Rice lamina inclination assay showed that the replacement of the C6 carbonyl group by 6α-allyl and 6β hydroxyl groups… (More)
Electrocoagulation of a plant extract and certain substances representative of selected classes of plant pigments, viz. chlorophyll, a carotenoid, a phenolic substance and a tannin, was performed in ethanol containing varying amounts of water (15-75%). The results showed that the extent and efficiency of coagulation of these substances tends to vary in a… (More)
Some representative quinones, viz. one naphthoquinone (plumbagin) and five anthraquinones (alizarin, purpurin, chrysazin, emodin, and anthrarufin), were subjected to electrocoagulation. It was found that the rate and extent of coagulation of these compounds appears to correlate with the number and relative position of their phenolic substituent groups, and… (More)