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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2013, Vol. 1 Issue 2, Part A

Chemical composition of the leaf essential oil of an undescribed species of Zanthoxylum from Monteverde, Costa Rica

AUTHOR(S): Sarah L. Miller, William A. Haber, William N. Setzer
ABSTRACT:The leaf essential oil of Zanthoxylum sp. A “Peñas Blancas” (Rutaceae), from Monteverde, Costa Rica, was isolated by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-MS. A total of 12 compounds were identified in the leaf oil accounting for 100% of the total composition. The most abundant components of the essential oil of Zanthoxylum sp. A “Peñas Blancas” were citronellal (23.3%), limonene (16.7%), trans-pinocamphone (11.6%), and β-pinene (10.8%). A cluster analysis comparison with previously published leaf oil compositions of Zanthoxylum species revealed a high degree of interspecific as well as intraspecific variation in the genus.
Pages: 38-40  |  597 Views  8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sarah L. Miller, William A. Haber, William N. Setzer. Chemical composition of the leaf essential oil of an undescribed species of Zanthoxylum from Monteverde, Costa Rica. 2013; 1(2): 38-40.
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