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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2014, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part A

Comparative analysis of essential oils of Citrus aurantifolia Swingle and Citrus reticulata Blanco, from two different localities of Lagos State, Nigeria

AUTHOR(S): Oladipupo A. Lawal, Isiaka A. Ogunwande, Moses S. Owolabi, Abdullatif O. Giwa-Ajeniya, Adeleke A. Kasali, Fausat A. Abudu, Adetayo A. Sanni and Andy R. Opoku
ABSTRACT:The chemical composition of essential oils hydrodistilled from the leaves of Citrus aurantifolia Swingle and Citrus reticulata Blanco from Nigeria were being reported. The main compounds of C. aurantifolia from Ijanikin was characterized by large amounts of caryophyllene oxide (32.2%), caryophylla-3(15), 7(14)-dien-6-ol (30.0%), α-pinene (7.9%) and 2, 6-dimethyl-1, 5, 7-octatrien-3-ol (7.3%) while the Ikotun sample was rich in limonene (44.7%) and geranial (38.2%). The oils of C. reticulata from Ijanikin had its main compounds as pinocarvone (22.7%), trans-pinocarveol acetate (20.0%), β-thujone (12.8%) while citronellal (38.1%), (Z)-β-ocimene (25.9%), linalool (14.5%) and limonene (12.2%) were the major constituents identified in Ikotun sample. The present oil samples may represent new chemical forms of the respective plant.
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How to cite this article:
Oladipupo A. Lawal, Isiaka A. Ogunwande, Moses S. Owolabi, Abdullatif O. Giwa-Ajeniya, Adeleke A. Kasali, Fausat A. Abudu, Adetayo A. Sanni and Andy R. Opoku. Comparative analysis of essential oils of Citrus aurantifolia Swingle and Citrus reticulata Blanco, from two different localities of Lagos State, Nigeria. 2014; 2(2): 08-12.
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