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Essential oils from two Fijian medicinal plants of Fiji: Dysoxylum richii (A. Gray) C.D.C. fruit and Synedrella nodiflora (L.) Gaertn. leaves

Aalbersberg, William G.L. and Singh, Yogendra (1991) Essential oils from two Fijian medicinal plants of Fiji: Dysoxylum richii (A. Gray) C.D.C. fruit and Synedrella nodiflora (L.) Gaertn. leaves. Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 6 (2). pp. 125-128. ISSN 0882-5734

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Abstract

Steam distillation of Dysoxylum richii (A. Gray) C.D.C. fruits gave a greenish coloured oil in 0.19% yield while Synedrella nodiflora (L.) Gaertn. leaves gave a yellow oil in 0.02 % yield. The composition of the essential oils was determined by the use of capillary gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. The oil from Dysoxylum richii fruits was found to be rich in sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (58 %) and oxygenated sesquiterpenes (35 %). The major components of the oil are δ-cadinene (20.4%), germacrene-D (16.6%) and cadinol isomers (21%). The classes of compounds detected in the leaf oil of Synedrella nodiflora were aliphatic alcohols, monoterpenes, sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and oxygenated sesquiterpenes. The major components of this oil are β-caryophyllene, β-farnesene, germacrene-D and β-cubebene.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 1991 21:28
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 21:28
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4926
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