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World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2015, 3(1), 10-16
DOI: 10.12691/wjac-3-1-2
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Variation in Essential Oil Constituents of the Leaf of Anacardium Occidentale found in Ondo, South Western-Nigeria

Jesumoroti Omobolanle Janet1, Oderinlo Ogunyemi Olajide1, Oluwafemi Kola Augustus2, and Olagbadegun Oluwakemi Janet3

1Department of Chemistry, Wesley University, Ondo, Nigeria

2Department of Chemistry, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria

3Department of Physical Science, Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, Nigeria

Pub. Date: November 16, 2015

Cite this paper:
Jesumoroti Omobolanle Janet, Oderinlo Ogunyemi Olajide, Oluwafemi Kola Augustus and Olagbadegun Oluwakemi Janet. Variation in Essential Oil Constituents of the Leaf of Anacardium Occidentale found in Ondo, South Western-Nigeria. World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2015; 3(1):10-16. doi: 10.12691/wjac-3-1-2


GC-MS analysis of the essential oil from the fresh leaves of Anacardium occidentale from Nigeria detected sixty components. The essential oil was hydro-distilled by using Clevenger-type apparatus. The main constituents in the essential oil from the leaves were beta-caryophyllene (17.36 %), alpha-copane (13.50 %), germacrene D. (10.67 %), germacrene B (9.93 %) and gamma-cadinene (8.17 %).

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