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COMPARISON OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE ESSENTIAL OIL OF HYPTIS SUAVEOLENS (L.) POIT LEAVES FROM DIFFERENT REGIONS OF TAMIL NADU

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Author(s): V. Pandiyarajan

Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research
ISSN 0975-8232

Volume: 2;
Issue: 11;
Start page: 2822;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Essential oil | GC-MS Analysis | Hyptis suaveolens | α-caryophyllene

ABSTRACT
The chemical composition of the essential oil of Hyptis suaveolens (L.) leaves from three different regions of Tamil Nadu was analysed by GC – MS method and the constituents of three different localities were compared. In all 12 compounds were identified and they were α-caryophyllene, α-pinene, α-thujene, camphene, D-limonene, sabinene, β-myrcene, 1, 8-cineole, γ-terpinene, α-terpinolene, α-terpineol, phenentherene. It was found that the constituents of the essential oil differed in quantities in the three different populations of Hyptis suaveolens (L.) which may due to local geographical differences.
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