Potential Studies of Physical and Chemical Properties of Neuro-protective Walnut and Turmeric Oil - An Analytical ApproachJoseph Francis PJ1, Mullaicharam2*, Arun KJ3 and Ramesan MT4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. AR. Mullaicharam
Oman Medical College
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: 17/08/2015 Accepted: 29/09/2015 Published: 07/10/2015
This project deals with the extraction and analysis of essential oils from walnut and turmeric. The oil samples were extracted by cold extraction, hot extraction and steam distillation methods using organic solvents such as petroleum ether, chloroform, acetone and methanol. The extracted oils were subjected to thin layer chromatographic studies to understand the nature and number of components present. They were also analysed in UV-VIS spectrophotometer for the presence of chromospheres & tested for antibacterial potential with two bacteria E.Coli and Staphylococcus sp.