Research Article | Volume: 2 Issue: 8, August 2012

Chemical Constituents of the Essential Oil of Laggera pterodonta (DC.) Sch. Bip. From North-Central Nigeria

Egharevba Henry Omoregie Kunle Folashade Oluyemisi Okwute Simon Koma Okogun Joseph Ibumeh   

Open Access    DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.2835

Abstract

The aerial part of Laggera pterodonta plant found in North-Central part of Nigeria was hydrodistilled and the volatile oil subjected to GCMS analysis. 23 components were identified in the essential oil of which n-Triacontane was the major constituent (~43%). Other major volatile constituents include, Dimethoxydurene (~9%), Caryophyllene oxide (~7%), Linoleoyl chloride (~7%), oleic acid (~4%), gamma-Eudesmol (~4%), 2,6,10-trimethylundeca-1,3,diene (~3%) and n-Dotriacontane (~3%). This is the first time that n-triacontane is being found as the major constituent of an essential oil, and also the first time the composition of the essential oil of Laggera pterodonta from North-central Nigeria is being reported.


Keyword:     Laggera pterodonta essential oil chemical composition n-triacontane 2610-trimethylundeca-13diene 7-methyl-1-undecene gamma-Eudesmol.


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