Discipline: Chemistry and Chemical Sciences
Subcategory: Chemistry (not Biochemistry)
Andre Jackson - University of West Georgia
Co-Author(s): Catherine Fairchild, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA ; Victoria Geisler, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA (Advisor)
Phenolic compounds are known antioxidants and are present in fruits, vegetables, nuts and leaves. We have investigated the electrochemical oxidation of a number phenolic compounds using cyclic voltammetry and compared them to the antioxidant capacity determined using radical scavenging ability of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH). NMR was also used to study the electrochemical oxidation products. The results of this investigation will be presented.Not Submitted
Funder Acknowledgement(s): LSAMP
Faculty Advisor: Victoria Geisler, email@example.com
Role: I was able to perform the method of Cyclic Voltammetry, as well as the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH) methods. Cyclic Voltammetry which is electrochemistry is capable of identifying reduction and oxidation peaks, which allowed me to see the antioxidant capability of the compunds. The DPPH method allowed me to see how resistant the compounds were from free-radical scavenging; which involved the extraction of a proton (oxidation).