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Estimating Total Phenolics in Taraxacum officinale (L.) Extracts
 
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Department of Chemistry, Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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Department of Mathematics & Statistics, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
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Department of Biochemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Department of Applied Chemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Department of Zoology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
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Institute of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Online publish date: 2018-08-06
Publish date: 2018-11-20
Submission date: 2017-08-23
Final revision date: 2017-10-08
Acceptance date: 2017-10-09
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2019;28(1):497–501
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This study focuses on evaluating total phenolic contents (TPC) in Taraxacum officinale (L.), a member of the family Asteraceae (compositae). The TPC were estimated by Folin-Ciocalteu’s reagent and gallic acid was taken as standard. The amount of phenolics was communicated as gallic acid equivalent (GAE). The TPC varied from 41.47 mg/g to 691.6 mg/g in the Taraxacum officinale (L.) extracts. The maximum phenolic contents were found in hydro-alcoholic extract (691.6 mg/g GAE) in comparison with aqueous extract. These extracts have a significant role as antibacterial and antimicrobial agents.
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Arif Nazir   
Department of Chemistry, The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan, 1-Km Raiwind Road, Lahore, 54000 Lahore, Pakistan
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