Comparison of maceration and soxhletation method for flavonoid production from Spirulina platensis as a sunscreen's raw material

Dianursanti, Pandu Nugroho, Muhamad Bagus Prakasa

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Abstract

Spirulina platensis is a blue-green microalgae (cyanobacteria) with high potential in the fields of health, cosmetics and food. Nowadays, blue-green algae are widely used as food supplements, but the use in the cosmetics field is still lacking. One of the compounds produced by Spirulina platensis is Flavonoid. Flavonoid is rarely used as cosmetics, but often used as food due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiallergic properties. However, when flavonoid is used on skin, it can absorb ultraviolet light which can be used as sunscreen. In this research, flavonoid extraction from Spirulina platensis was carried out with two methods, soxhletation and maceration. These two methods are chosen based on better guarantee of the acquisition of flavonoids, eventhough they are quite simple. The solvent used to extract flavonoid is ethanol. The quantitative analysis was carried out with a spectrophotometer to measure the flavonoid content and the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) level. The highest yield extract of flavonoid were obtained by the soxhletation method with a yield value of 5.26%. The value of Total Flavonoid Content obtained from soxhletation methods has higher results, that is 0.65 % (g quercetin/g biomass). The highest SPF value was obtained by the soxhletation method with the value 6.47.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Progress on
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy, Communities and Cities - Proceedings of International Symposium on Sustainable and Clean Energy, ISSCE 2019: Quality in Research 2019
EditorsYuliusman Yuliusman, Cindy Dianita
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419896
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2020
Event16th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2019 - 2019 International Symposium on Sustainable and Clean Energy, ISSCE 2019 - Padang, Indonesia
Duration: 22 Jul 201924 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2230
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2019 - 2019 International Symposium on Sustainable and Clean Energy, ISSCE 2019
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityPadang
Period22/07/1924/07/19

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