Determining the Antioxidant Properties of Synthesized Quercetin and Comparing it With Its Standard Sample in Oak

Document Type : Original Research

Authors

1 Department of Agricultural Engineering and Biotechnology Field of agricultural entomology, Azad University of Arak.

2 Organic Chemistry Department of Chemistry, Ilam University, PO Box 69315-516, Ilam, Iran.

Abstract

A distinctive flavonol with five hydroxy groups (-OH) based on the chemical makeup of the flavone backbone is quercetin (3,3’,4’,5,7-hexahydroxyflavone). Here, we present a succinct, effective, and scalable synthesis of quercetin, an essential biological compound with antibacterial and antioxidant properties, in oak. With a 95% total yield, the synthesis was accomplished in multiple phases using inexpensive and readily available basic ingredients. The 1HNMR, 13CNMR, and UV spectra of this synthetic substance have verified its chemical structure. The results indicate that when compared to control molecules, synthesized quercetin exhibits the highest level of antioxidant activity.

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Determining the Antioxidant Properties of Synthesized Quercetin and Comparing it With Its Standard Sample in Oak

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