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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2013, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Part A

Chemical composition of the leaf essential pil of Terminalia catappa L. growing in southwestern Nigeria

AUTHOR(S): Moses S. Owolabi*, Oladipupo A. Lawal, Isiaka A. Ogunwande, Rebecca M. Hauser William N. Setzer
ABSTRACT:The essential oil from the leaves of Terminalia catappa L. growing in southwestern Nigeria has been obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The leaf oil was dominated by (Z)-phytol (41.2%), palmitic acid (11.0%), and (E)-nerolidol (4.7%). Alkane hydrocarbons (25.5%) made up a significant portion of the leaf oil composition. The composition of Nigerian T. catappa leaf oil is qualitatively similar to previous reports of T. catappa from Taiwan, but with significant quantitative differences.
Pages: 51-54  |  663 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Moses S. Owolabi*, Oladipupo A. Lawal, Isiaka A. Ogunwande, Rebecca M. Hauser William N. Setzer. Chemical composition of the leaf essential pil of Terminalia catappa L. growing in southwestern Nigeria. 2013; 1(1): 51-54.
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