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Title: Extraction of Vitamin C from red pitaya via Soxhlet extraction method
Authors: Siti Kholijah, Abdul Mudalip
Izirwan, Izhab
Sureena, Abdullah
Zatul Iffah, Mohd Arshad
Wan Nurul Zahida, Wan Abdul Jalil
Keywords: Extraction;Vitamin C;Red pitaya;Soxhlet;MUCEET;Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 20-Jun-2009
Publisher: Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
Citation: p.130-132
Series/Report no.: Proceedings of the Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCEET) 2009
Abstract: In this research, Soxhlet extractor was used to extract Vitamin C from red pitaya. The effects of different drying temperature, and solvent polarity on the yields of Vitamin C were investigated. The drying temperatures used were 350C, 500C, 600C and 700C. The solvents used were methanol, ethanol, hexane and toluene. The obtained extracts were analyzed using High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer. It was found that drying temperature of 600C with methanol as solvent give the highest yields of Vitamin C which was 3.52 mg/L and 61.67% of antioxidant activity.
Description: MUCEET 2009 is organized by Malaysian Technical Universities Network (MTUN) comprising of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM), Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UTeM) and Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), 20th - 22nd June 2009 at M. S. Garden Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8545
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