Analysis of Anti-Malarial Drug: Metakelfin

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dc.contributor.author Yilma, Mariamawit
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-15T18:35:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-15T18:35:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-15T18:35:49Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1546
dc.description Mentor: Dr. John Gitua en_US
dc.description.abstract Malaria is a mosquito –borne infectious disease of humans caused by the bite of a female anopheles mosquito. The disease is prevalent in tropical regions of the world mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. Anti-malarial medications such as chloroquine, artemisinin, doxycycline, Metakelfin and other drugs are used to treat malarial infections. In this experiment the antimalarial drug, Metakelfin was analyzed to identify the presence of the main active ingredients. The extraction of such ingredients was using the appropriate solvents and gave a mixture of two components: Pyrimethamine and sulfamethoxyprazine which were further separated using the column chromatography. Characterization of such compounds involved the use of melting point determinations as well as infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatographic techniques. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Chemistry en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2011;31
dc.subject Malaria--Drugs--Analysis en_US
dc.subject Antimalarials--Analysis en_US
dc.title Analysis of Anti-Malarial Drug: Metakelfin en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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