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Chemical composition of essential oil of exudates of Dryobalanops aromatica

Le, T-X, Ho, A.S-H, Mah, S-H, Wong, T-W, Ong, H-C, Loh, P.H-M and Lim, Y-M (2017) Chemical composition of essential oil of exudates of Dryobalanops aromatica. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 16 (3). pp. 621-625.

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Purpose: To identify the chemical composition of essential oil from the exudates of Dryobalanops aromatica from Malaysia. Methods: Exudate was collected from D. aromatica and subjected to fractional distillation to obtain essential oil. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was used to characterize the composition of the isolated essential oil. Results: The yield of essential oil was 7.58 %, with the highest yield (3.24 %) within the first 2 h of fractional distillation. Thirty compounds which accounted for 97.56 % of essential oil composition were identified. These include sesquiterpenes (46.87 %), monoterpenes (31.05 %), oxygenated monoterpenes (16.76 %) and oxygenated sesquiterpenes (2.13 %). Borneol accounted for 0.74 % of the essential oil. Conclusion: Essential oil from the exudates of D. aromatica contains terpenoid compounds and borneol.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Pharmacotherapy Group
Copyright: © Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, 300001 Nigeria.
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