The Potential of Rhizophoramucronata in Extracting the Chemical Composition and Biological Activities as Mangrove Plants: A Review

Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 10(4) February 2016, Pages: 114-139

26 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2017

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Abdurahman Nour

University Malaysia Pahang - Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering

J. Nitthiya

University Malaysia Pahang - Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering

S. Manal

Open University Malaysia

Date Written: February 9, 2016

Abstract

In this review article, the general importance of mangrove plants including the direct and indirect uses was presented. Attempts were made to create awareness as well as emphasize the potentiality of mangrove plants especially for the pharmaceutical benefits. Specific emphasis was laid on the Rhizophora species.An updated report on the conventional extraction methods of the chemical constituents from this plant species is presented herein.Also, biological activities of the minor and major compounds extracted from Rhizophora plants are discussed. Furthermore, an updated report was made on the chemical groups present in Rhizophora plants with direct emphasis on the four commonly investigated species which are R. apiculata, R. mangle, R. mucronata, and R. stylosa. Structures of some extracted compounds obtained from Rhizophora plants are also illustrated. In effect, Rhizophora species have been presented here as a viable alternative source of many biological and chemically active compounds which are already known to be of great economic and pharmaceutical importance.Moreover, efforts were made to expose the potential of Rhizophora plants as possible sources of many yet unknown chemical compounds which could provide great beneficial activities.

Keywords: Rhizophora, extraction method, biological activities, chemical constituents

Suggested Citation

Nour, Abdurahman and Nitthiya, J. and Manal, S., The Potential of Rhizophoramucronata in Extracting the Chemical Composition and Biological Activities as Mangrove Plants: A Review (February 9, 2016). Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 10(4) February 2016, Pages: 114-139. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2792602

Abdurahman Nour (Contact Author)

University Malaysia Pahang - Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering ( email )

Lebuhraya Tun Razak
Gambang, Pahang 26300
Malaysia

J. Nitthiya

University Malaysia Pahang - Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering

Lebuhraya Tun Razak
Gambang, Pahang 26300
Malaysia

S. Manal

Open University Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

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