Voltammetric Determination of Betulin in the Extracts of Plant Origin

S. S. Kaliyeva, G. B. Slepchenko, Yu A. Akeneev, Ye E. Nurpeiis, A. K. Tashenov, E. A. Mamaeva, A. A. Bakibaev

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Abstract: The electrochemical activity of betulin (the ability to undergo electrochemical oxidation) in aqueous solutions is determined by voltammetry on carbon-containing (glassy-carbon) electrodes. The suggested identification method is based on measuring the values of currents corresponding to the oxidation peaks of active functional groups of betulin, their heights being linearly dependent on the betulin concentration within a range of 1 × 10–6–8 × 10–5 mol/L. The developed voltammetric procedure makes it possible to determine betulin in plant extracts. Voltammetric curves for dry betulin extracts prepared using different purification procedures are obtained to demonstrate the possibility of betulin determination. The results are confirmed in spiking tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1407-1411
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Materials
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • betulin
  • glassy-carbon electrode
  • methodology
  • oxidation
  • voltammetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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