International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Chemistry | India | Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018 | Rating: 6.2 / 10


Metachromasia Induced in Cationic Dyes by Neem (Azadirachta indica) Polysaccharide

Amitabha Saha [2]


Abstract: Aqueous extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica) tree exudate gum furnishes, a polysaccharide material (NP) having high equivalent weight (10855). NP induces slight spectral shift in toluidine blue (TB, 1x10-5M) and distinct multiple banded metachromasia in more aggregating thiazine dye 1, 9-dimethylmethylene blue (DMMB, 1x10-5M). Weak chromotropic ability of NP is reflected in its failure to induce metachromasia in methylene blue (MB, 1x10-5M). NP induces strong metachromasy (blue shift ~100nm) in dye pinacyanol chloride (PCYN, 1x10-5M). Half plateau values signifying destruction of metachromatic compounds to the extent of 50 % correspond to 25 %, 18 % and 28 % ethanol for DMMB-NP, TB-NP and PCYN-NP systems respectively. Negative S values for the DMMB-NP and PCYN-NP systems indicate the formation of ordered structures during the formation of dye-polysaccharide complexes.


Keywords: Metachromasia, Cationic dyes, Neem Polysaccharide, Chromotrope, -band


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018,


Pages: 1077 - 1080


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