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Research Journal of Phytochemistry
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 66-69
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Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil of Pavetta indica L. Leaves

K. Prasad, K. Moulekhi and G. Bisht

The chemical composition of the volatile oil from leaves of Pavetta indica Linn. growing at Thal, Distt- Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand was analyzed by GC-MS. The steam distillation of P. indica leaves was carried out using a Clavenger apparatus in order to obtain the volatile oil (0.25%). It indicated presence of 24 compounds. The major constituents of oil were β-pinene (25.45%), β-eudesmol (7.06%) and tricyclene (5.74%). The oxygenated monoterpenes and sesquiterpene hydrocarbons were found in the oil as a minor components. The yield of essential oil obtained from aerial parts were 0.05% (v/w). Thus it could be a better source of β-pinene, β-eudesmol and tricyclene. The study established the chemical composition of the essential oil of the plant leaves.
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K. Prasad, K. Moulekhi and G. Bisht, 2011. Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil of Pavetta indica L. Leaves. Research Journal of Phytochemistry, 5: 66-69.


23 December, 2010
Dr. Ganga Bisht:
It is very useful paper for new researcher in the field of phytochemistry.
15 January, 2011
Dr Deepak Chandra :
it is best for all research student of Chemistry.


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