Analysis of essential oil constituents in hydro-distillates of Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br
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Research Journal of Phytochemistry
The essential oil from the dried leaves of Culvtropis procera was analyzed hy GC-MS-The three majot components in the oil are phytol and its isomers 3, 7, 11, 15-teirameihyl-2-hexadecene-l-ol (37.59%) ando, 10J4-trirrœihyl-2-pentadecanone (15, 31%). Tlie essential oil was collected in two modes: one mode is a continuous distillation for 4 h and another mode involves hourly collection of fractions over a period of 4 li, thus providing fractionated samples. This novel procedure makes it possi hie to identify other components which might not have been delected in the utifraclionated sample. Such other components inelude tetradecanal, isophytol and 1-docosanol, The usefulness of phytol in the management of inflammatory diseases suggests that the plant may be useful in the management оГ arthritis, 6, 10, 14-trimethyl-2-peniadecanone. a mosquito repellent may be useful for malaria control.
Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES::Chemistry::Analytical chemistry::Electrochemistry , essential oil , asthma , arthritis , malaria control , GC-MS
Okiei, W., Ogunlesi, M., Ofor, E., & Osibote, E. A. S. (2009). Analysis of essential oil constituents in hydro-distillates of Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br. Research Journal of Phytochemistry, 3(3), 44-53.