Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014

  • Phytochemical Analysis of Nigerian and Egyptian Henna (Lawsonia Inermis L.) Leaves using TLC, FTIR and GCMS

    Nasir Hassan Wagini, Amira Shawky Soliman, Mohamed Said Abbas, Yasser Adel Hanafy, El-Saady Mohamed Badawy

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 27-32
    Received: 25 March 2014
    Accepted: 16 April 2014
    Published: 10 May 2014
    Abstract: This study designed to compare phytochemicals for both Nigerian and Egyptian henna using preliminary test for secondary metabolites, thin layer chromatography (TLC), Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and Gas Chromatography Mass spectroscopy (GCMS). Lawsonia inermis L. (Lythraceae) commonly called henna known for its cosmetic propertie... Show More
  • Dynamic State of Water in Excised Ligustrum Lucidum Branches Observed by Dedicated Micro-Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Hiromi Kano, Mika Koizumi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 33-40
    Received: 30 May 2014
    Accepted: 18 June 2014
    Published: 30 June 2014
    Abstract: The dynamic state of water was investigated for tree branches by a combined k-space and q-space imaging method using a dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device equipped with a 1.0-T permanent magnet. Changes in the 1H-NMR image due to the application of pulsed-field gradients (PFG) of stepping magnitude were measured using a phantom consis... Show More