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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
Chemical composition of essential oil from the leaves of Gmelina asiatica L.

AR Florence, S Jeeva

In the present investigation essential oils from the leaves of Gmelina asiatica L. was extracted and its fatty acids composition was determined by GC-MS analysis. Leaves of Gmelina asiatica were collected, shade dried and its essential oil was extracted by hydrodistillation method using Clevenger apparatus. Analysis was done using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer apparatus, the constituents as well as the percentage of components present in the oil. Eight bio-active compounds were identified as E-11- Hexadecanoic acid (3.69%); Hexadecanoic acid (14.10%); Linoleic acid (14.57%); (E)-9-Octadecanoic acid (56.65%); Heptadecanoic acid (10.10%); 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid (0.27%); Benzene, (1-butylhexadecyl) (0.24%) and Cholesterol trimethylsilyl ether (0.37%). The bioactive compounds resulted from the leaves were used to cure various ailments by the traditional practitioners.
GC-MS Chromatogram of essential oil of Gmelina asiatica leaf
Fig.: GC-MS Chromatogram of essential oil of Gmelina asiatica leaf
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How to cite this article:
AR Florence, S Jeeva. Chemical composition of essential oil from the leaves of Gmelina asiatica L.. J Med Plants Stud 2016;4(1):08-10.
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