MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Peng Sun, Ningfeng (Peter) Zhao
This research is done to determine the distribution of flavonoids in diverse varieties of onions (commercial and wild onions). Reflux extraction method was done on dried onions and the abstracts were analyzed subsequently by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS). Statistical calculations were done to see if there are significant differences in the varieties of onions studied from the chromatographic profiles obtained. The chromatograms obtained were patterned using visual observations, scatter plot study, correlation co-efficient, and ANOVA to evaluate the significant difference of the distribution of flavonoids in varieties of onions. The organic white onions seem to have closer flavonoids profile to that of natural wild onions with a corelation coefficient of 0.99 from HPLC data and 0.88 from the GCMS data. The ANOVA results also support these conclusions. However, natural wild onions tend to have more constituents that can be beneficial.
Thesis - Open Access
Racharla, Archana, "Survey of Flavonoids and Their Distribution in Different Kinds of Onions Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry." (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1376. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1376
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