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VOLATILE OIL COMPOSITION OF THE LEAVES OF EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA HOOK.

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Author(s): Mittal Abhilasha | Ali Mohammed

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 509;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Eucalyptus citriodora | Myrtaceae | leaves | volatile oil composition.

ABSTRACT
The leaves of Eucalyptus citriodora Hook. (Myrtaceae) of Delhi region yielded 0.22 % of the volatile oil which was analyzed by GC and GC-MS techniques. Fifteen components comprising 100 % of the total volatiles were identified which consisted of five monoterpenes (96.3 %) and ten aliphatic components (3.7 %). The major monoterpenes characterized included α- pinene (38.6 %), β -.pinene (25.7%), sabinene (19.6%) and α-thujene (11.9%). Among the aliphatic constituents, there were six hydrocarbons (2.3 %) and four aliphatic alcohols (1.4 %). Myrcene and all aliphatic constituents were present in trace amounts.
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