Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Curcumin

  • E. Islas-Ortiz Faculty of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM; Master’s and Doctoral Program in Chemical Sciences, UNAM University Cd., México-04510, D. F. México
  • E. O. Reyes-Salas Faculty of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM
  • A. Negrón-Mendoza Institute of Nuclear Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM
  • A. L. Meléndez-López Institute of Geology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM
  • G. Reyes-García Faculty of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM; Master’s and Doctoral Program in Chemical Sciences, UNAM University Cd., México-04510, D. F. México
  • J. A. Cruz- Castañeda Institute of Nuclear Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM
  • E. Madrigal-Lagunas Faculty of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM
Keywords: Electrochemical, Curcumin, Gamma Irradiation

Abstract

In this study, remnants concentrations of curcumin in Curcuma longa (organic turmeric powder) were determined after it was exposed to irradiation doses of 1, 2 and 3 kGy. Curcumin analysis was performed using the analyte-sensitive impulse differential polarography technique (LOD: 0.621 ppm and LOQ: 2.130 ppm). The results obtained showed a decreasing concentration of curcumin as a function of the irradiation dose. This reduction is low in terms of affecting the product’s quality with respect to its concentration.

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Published
2020-02-28
How to Cite
E. Islas-Ortiz, E. O. Reyes-Salas, A. Negrón-Mendoza, A. L. Meléndez-López, G. Reyes-García, J. A. Cruz- Castañeda, & E. Madrigal-Lagunas. (2020). Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Curcumin. Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Sciences, Radiation and Applications, 7(2), 103-107. https://doi.org/10.15415/jnp.2020.72012
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