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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  |  839 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. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 2013; 1(2): 38-40.