The Chemical Constituents of the fruit essential oil of Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich from Nigeria
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Taylor and Francis
Systematic and comprehensive analyses of the essential oil of fruits of Xylopia aethiopica (Annonaceae) were conducted. The fruit essential oil was obtained in 0.42% yield. The gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric (GC–MS) analyses showed that the essential oil comprised mainly of monoterpenoids with 1,8–cineole (15.15%) being the most prominent compound. Sabinene (6.6%) and terpinen-4-ol (4.1%) were present in moderately significant amounts. The sesquiterpenoid contents identified were β-elemene (1.26%) and caryophyllene oxide (3.83%).
Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES::Chemistry::Organic chemistry , Xylopia aethiopica , Annonaceae , Monoterpenes , 1,8-cineole
Asekun, O. T., & Kunle, O. (2004). The chemical constituents of the fruit essential oil of Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. RICH from Nigeria. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, Vol.7(2), 186-189pp.