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Identification of Functional Groups of Coir Pith Part of Cassava Root Using FTIR Spectroscopy

Cassava plant has various medicinal properties to remedy for various inflammatory, analgesic and carcinogenic conditions. Cassava is also significantly rich in calcium, manganese, beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin A. Having toxic cyanide, cassava is a remedy for number of ailments if prepared properly; such as digestive disorders, liver disease, celiac disease and diabetes. Cassava have a broad spectrum of biological activates, anti-oxidant, oxygen radical scavenging activity which are mainly due to presence of phenols and flavonoids. The purpose of present study was to identify the functional groups of the coir pith part extract of cassava root. FTIR identification was carried out by Shimadzu FTIR spectrometer 4000 series with the scan range between 4,000–400 cm-1. FTIR spectroscopic investigation of methanol crude extract showed the presence of characteristic peak values of different functional groups such as carboxylic acid, amide, nitro compounds, alkanes and alkyls, aromatic-nitro containing compound, ether, alkanes, alcohols and alkenes and alkyls. An intense peak of 3388.17 cm-1 in coir pith part of cassava root was observed in the FTIR spectra which correspond to the carboxylic acid. So, the present study concludes that the coir pith extract possesses strong functional groups, anti-nutrients because of the presence of tannins, saponins, steroids and phenols.

Cassava Root, FTIR, Functional Group

APA Style

Yeshanew Fikre Ololo, Fekadu Zema Mena. (2022). Identification of Functional Groups of Coir Pith Part of Cassava Root Using FTIR Spectroscopy. International Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 6(2), 11-16.

ACS Style

Yeshanew Fikre Ololo; Fekadu Zema Mena. Identification of Functional Groups of Coir Pith Part of Cassava Root Using FTIR Spectroscopy. Int. J. Photochem. Photobiol. 2022, 6(2), 11-16. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpp.20220602.11

AMA Style

Yeshanew Fikre Ololo, Fekadu Zema Mena. Identification of Functional Groups of Coir Pith Part of Cassava Root Using FTIR Spectroscopy. Int J Photochem Photobiol. 2022;6(2):11-16. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpp.20220602.11

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