STUDY OF FOUR O ‘CLOCK FLOWER (MIRABILIS JALAPA) BY SPECTROSCOPIC TOOL

S. L. Bhattar, P. P. Kulkarni

Abstract


India has a very rich diversity and plant kingdom is certainly a treasure house of diverse natural product. Once such product from nature is the dye. In this study, natural colorants mainly flavonoids and carotenoids present in the Mirabilis Jalapa, (four o clock plants). The dye potential of the colorant obtained from the Mirabilis Jalapa evaluated by colouring pure cotton and wool. The strength of dye was found in 100% methanol. The findings reveal that Mirabilis Jalapa can serve as a potential source of natural colorant which can be used in textile industry for dying purpose. In this study we checked the alternative hazardous and toxic chemicals dye and also find various application such as best indicator for acid base indicator.


Keywords


Mirabilis Jalapa, Dye, Methanol etc.

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