Investigation of antioxidant capacity of the extracts of bilberry (VACCINUM MYRTILLIS L.) by voltammetry

A. N. Vtorushina, E. D. Nikonova

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This paper deals with the urgent issue of the search of new drugs based on plant raw materials that have an influence on various stages of oxidation processes occurring in the human body. The aim of this paper is to determine the antioxidant activity of the bilberry extracts that are used in the medicine practice by a cathodic voltammetry method. We consider the influence of water and alcohol bilberry extracts on the process of oxygen electroreduction. From these extracts the most activity relation to the process of cathodic oxygen reduction showed alcohol (40%) bilberry extract. It was also stated that the alcohol extract of bilberry has a greater antioxidant activity than other known antioxidants such as ascorbic acid, glucose, dihydroquercetin. Thus, after consideration of a number of plant objects, we showed the possibility of applying the method of cathodic voltammetry for the determination of total antioxidant activity of plant material and identifying and highlighting the most perspective sources of biologically active substances (BAS), as well as the ability of identifying extractants that fully extract BAS from plant raw materials. The activity data of extracts of plant raw materials gives an opportunity of establishing an effective yield phytopreparation based on bilberry that has an antioxidant effect.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012077
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2016
Event11th International Scientific Conference on Radiation-Thermal Effects and Processes in Inorganic Materials 2015, RTEP 2015 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 31 Aug 201510 Sep 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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