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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(4):246-250
Research Article | doi:Nill

The analytical and toxicological profiles of the red dye from the heart wood of Caesalpinia sappan


Authors and affiliation (s):

Divakar Madhu C.1*, Susheel John V.2 and Lakshmidevi S.3

1Crescent college of Pharmaceutical sciences , Payangadi.P.O, Kannur, Kerala, India-670358,

2Sri Ramakrishna College of Pharmacy, SRIPMS, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 641 044.

3Sri Ramakrishna College of Pharmacy, SRIPMS, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 641 044.

Abstract:

Three phenolic red pigments were observed in combination from the heart wood of Caesalpinia sappan (F: Caesalpiniaceae). Preliminary cytotoxic and acute toxicity studies indicated that these natural colour pigments were safe compared to the FDC grade coal tar dyes. The isolated colour extract (CSWC) was highly soluble in water and analysed by spectrophotometric and HPTLC methods.

Key words: C. sappan heart wood, red dye, toxicity, UV and HPTLC analysis.

 

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