Evaluation of phytochemical screening & extraction of lycopene from Citrullus lanatus by using column chromatography
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The present study focused on the phytochemical constituents, isolation of lycopene of the Citrullus lanatusis fruits which were collected from the local market in around sulur area, India. The phytochemical analysis of fruit extracts revealed the presence of bioactive compounds such as phenolics, alkaloids, saponins, tannins, steroids and flavonoids in the extract. The isolation of lycopene were quantified by using column chromatography that depicted (lycopene – 68.0285 mg/k fresh wt) respectively. Consequently, the watermelon proved as a good source of antioxidant, could be used as a raw material in drug formulation.
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