American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2014, Vol. 2 Issue 1, Part A
The essential oils of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. from Nigeria
AUTHOR(S): Oladipupo A. Lawal, Isiaka A. Ogunwande, Olusola F. Olorunloba and Andy R. Opoku
ABSTRACT:The essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation from the flowers and leaves of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. were analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Thirteen and twenty-one components representing 97.5% and 93.7% of the flower and leaf oil contents were identified respectively. The major constituents of flower oil were cis-chrysantheny acetate (21.6%), octadecanoic acid (19.5%) and borneol (15.5%). However, the leaf oil was characterized by borneol (20.5%), 1, 8-cineole (15.2%), trans-a-bergamotene (14.0%), camphor (10.6%) and α-pinene (9.3%). This is the first report on the chemical composition of essential oils of Chrysanthemum morifolium from Nigeria.
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How to cite this article:
Oladipupo A. Lawal, Isiaka A. Ogunwande, Olusola F. Olorunloba, Andy R. Opoku. The essential oils of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. from Nigeria. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2014;2(1):63-66.