Colouring Principle (Dye)

  • T. Pullaiah
  • V. Damodara Reddy


The fabulous tree Pterocarpus santalinus is known for its scarlet or purplish red colour wood, and this exquisite beauty of red sanders is due to the presence of colouring principles. Owing to its multitudinous applications, many researchers investigated the phytochemistry and applications in various sectors. The major pigment santalin is not only used as a dye but also has pharmacological properties. In this chapter authors provided a comprehensive review of the colouring principles of the red sanders and its multifarious uses.


Santalin Santarubin Dye 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Pullaiah
    • 1
  • V. Damodara Reddy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanySri Krishnadevaraya UniversityAnantapurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistrySri Krishnadevaraya UniversityAnantapurIndia

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