American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2016, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part A
Volatile constituents of Crescentia cujete L
AUTHOR(S): Olateju A Dawodu, Oladipupo A Lawal, Isiaka A Ogunwande and Abdulateef A Giwa
ABSTRACT:The result of chemical investigation on essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation of the leaf of Crescentia cujete L. (family Bignoniaceae) is being reported. The essential oil was analysed by using gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A total of 12 compounds accounting for 98.2% of the total oil contents were identified in the oil sample. The major constituents of the essential oil were kaur-16-ene (33.6%) and phytol (29.9%), along with significant quantity of trans-pinane (8.3%) and hexadecanal (4.6%). Other compounds such as (Z)-9, 17-octadecadienal (3.4%), neophytadiene (2.3%), selina-4(15), 6-diene (1.2%) and allo-aromadendrene (1.0%) were also identified in amount ≥ 1%.
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Olateju A Dawodu, Oladipupo A Lawal, Isiaka A Ogunwande and Abdulateef A Giwa. Volatile constituents of Crescentia cujete L. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 2016; 4(4): 01-03.