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Volatiles of the Leaves, Stems and Flowers of Otacanthus azureus (Linden) Ronse

By Eloisa Helena A. Andrade, Léa Maria Medeiros Carreira, Maria das Graças Bichara Zoghbi and Carmen Célia C. Conceição


The volatiles of the leaves, stems and flowers of Otacanthus azu reus were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The oils of 0. azureus were terpenoid in nature. Among the monoterpenes trans-pinocarveol was the major component (leaves: 14.8%, stems: 7.0%, flowers: 2.2%). P3-Copaen-4a-ol was the main sesquiterpene found (leaves: 15.6%, stems: 24.3%, flowers 27.4%

Topics: Otacanthus azureus, Scrophulariaceae, Essential oil composition, Trans-pinocarveol, Incenso, Pendão-azul
Publisher: Allured publishing Corp
Year: 2006
DOI identifier: 10.1080/10412905.2006.9699147
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