American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
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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

Leaf oil composition of Croton zambesicus Muell. Arg. growing in southwestern Nigeria: essential oil chemotypes of C. zambesicus

AUTHOR(S): Moses S. Owolabi*, Lawal A. Oladipupo, Labunmi Lajide, Rebecca M. Hauser, and William N. Setzer
ABSTRACT:The leaf essential oil of Croton zambesicus growing in Odogbolu, Ogun State, Nigeria, was obtained and analyzed by GC-MS. The leaf oil was dominated by the sesquiterpenoids b-caryophyllene (8.8%) and caryophyllene oxide (21.7%), the monoterpenoids linalool (6.2%) and camphor (5.9%), and the diterpenoident-trachyloban-3-one (8.1%). A numerical cluster analyses has revealed at least two chemotypes of C. zambesicus, a monoterpene-rich chemotype, dominated by b-pinene and limonene, and a sesquiterpenoid-rich chemotype, dominated by b-caryophyllene and caryophyllene oxide.
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How to cite this article:
Moses S. Owolabi*, Lawal A. Oladipupo, Labunmi Lajide, Rebecca M. Hauser, and William N. Setzer. Leaf oil composition of Croton zambesicus Muell. Arg. growing in southwestern Nigeria: essential oil chemotypes of C. zambesicus. 2013; 1(1): 14-17.
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