Volatile Components from the Roots of Solanum pseudocapsicum
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The volatile components obtained by hydrodistillation of Solanum pseudocapsicum roots were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. A total of 41 compounds, representing 50% of the oil, were identified. The oil was found to contain fatty acids (26.8%), terpenoids (7.6%), and aldehydes (5.3%) as the major components. The dominant compounds were hexadecanoic acid (24.1%), 2-methoxy-3-isopropylpyrazine (2.8%), and 15-methylhexadecanoic acid (2.1%). Other notable components include β-elemene and δ-elemene. The high proportion of fatty acids in this plant could contribute to its medicinal properties.
Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES::Chemistry::Organic chemistry , essential oil , fatty acids , hexadecanoic acid , Solanum pseudocapsicum
Aliero, A. A., Asekun, O. T., Grierson, D. S., & Afolayan, A. J. (2007). Volatile components from the roots of Solanum pseudocapsicum. Journal of medicinal food, 10(3), 557-558.