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Research Journal of Phytochemistry
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 66-69
DOI: 10.3923/rjphyto.2011.66.69
Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil of Pavetta indica L. Leaves
K. Prasad, K. Moulekhi and G. Bisht

Abstract:
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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23 December, 2010
Dr. Ganga Bisht:
It is very useful paper for new researcher in the field of phytochemistry.
 
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