In vitro antioxidant properties of 2-(4-(2-hydroxybenzylideneamino)benzylideneamino)benzoic acid


  • Zehra Kübra YILMAZ Gazi Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Biyoloji Ana Bilim Dalı Biyoteknoloji
  • Belma ASIM
  • Ozlem OZDEMIR



Free radicals; oxidative stress; DPPH; Schiff base


In recent years, it has attracted great attention to determine and appraise synthetic antioxidants with high free radical scavenging capacity associated with various disorders. Because synthetic antioxidants are widely used in place of native antioxidants as they are influential and less expensive. In this study, the antioxidant activity of the newly synthesized asymmetric diimine Schiff base was determined by using DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) radical scavenging, ferrous ion chelation (FIC) activity and total antioxidant activity (Phosphomolybdenum assay) methods. The effective concentration (IC50) values were calculated for the Schiff base and standards. According to the results of DPPH radical scavenging, ferrous ion chelation and total antioxidant methods, Schiff base showed a well antioxidant activity. It was determined that Schiff base is reactive towards DPPH radicals (IC50, 180.0 μM) and especially Fe+2 ions (IC50, 76.3 μM). It was also found that it actively reduces the Mo(VI) ion to the Mo(V) form (IC50, 121.5 μM). The our results indicate Schiff base, may be a fine candidate as a source of synthetic antioxidants and possibly strong drug.


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YILMAZ, Z. K., ASIM, B., & OZDEMIR, O. (2021). In vitro antioxidant properties of 2-(4-(2-hydroxybenzylideneamino)benzylideneamino)benzoic acid. ICONTECH INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 5(3), 7-12.