Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry

, Volume 36, Issue 7, pp 915–922 | Cite as

Quantitative determination of flavonoid content in the aerial part of Baical scullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi)

  • N. K. Chirikova
  • D. N. Olennikov
  • L. M. Tankhaeva
Low-Molecular-Weight Compounds


A spectrophotometric procedure for the quantitative determination of flavonoid content in scutellarin and luteolin-7-glycoside equivalents in the aerial part of Baical scullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, Lamiaceae) has been developed. The relative error of the procedures developed is not higher than 4%. The flavonoid content in plant samples from Chita oblast (Russia) was found to be equivalent to 8.24–27.88 % of scutellarin, and to 2.18–6.63% of luteolin-7-glycoside; the total flavonoid content ranged between 10.81 and 33.65%.


Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi flavonoids spectrophotometry scutellarin luteolin-7-glycoside 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. K. Chirikova
    • 1
  • D. N. Olennikov
    • 1
  • L. M. Tankhaeva
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of General and Experimental Biology, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesUlan-UdeRussia

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