Author(s): Sathish Sundararaman, Narendrakumar G, Sundari N, Mohindra Amarnath, Philip J Thayyil

Email(s): sathish.chemical@sathyabamauniversity.ac.in

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00453.4   

Address: Sathish Sundararaman1*, Narendrakumar G2, Sundari N3, Mohindra Amarnath1, Philip J Thayyil1
1Department of Chemical Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai 600 119
2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Bio & Chemical Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai 600 119
3Department of Chemical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara college of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Chennai 602 117
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Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 12,     Year - 2016


ABSTRACT:
Pectin is a hetero polysaccharide; commonly obtained from waste peels of fruits and vegetables. Pectin found major application in pharmaceutical, food, chemical and biomedical industries as a thickener, stabilizer and gelling agent. In the present study, pectin was extracted from used lemon peels by alcohol precipitation method from the peels of Citrus Limon. When the process conditions were varied, a maximum yield of 59.62% was obtained, after which the yield was further enhanced by extracting at optimized process conditions. The pectin obtained was then subjected to qualitative and quantitative analyses and found desirable amount of methoxyl hyaluronic acid contents and degree of esterification. High molecular weight present in the pectin was investigated using MALDI-TOF Spectra analysis.


Cite this article:
Sathish Sundararaman, Narendrakumar G, Sundari N, Mohindra Amarnath, Philip J Thayyil. Extraction of Pectin from used Citrus Limon and optimization of process parameters using Response Surface Methodology. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2016; 9(12):2246-2251. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00453.4


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