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Jatropha elliptica Muell. arg., a source of delta-selinene
- Brum, R.L., Honda, N.K., Hess, S.C.
- The Journal of essential oil research 1997 v.9 no.4 pp. 477-478
- Jatropha, essential oils, beta-pinene, rhizomes, chemical constituents of plants, Brazil
- The oils and extract obtained by water distillation, and by cold extraction with dichloromethane from Jatropha elliptica rhizomes were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The plant rhizomes were collected from the "cerrado" of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. delta-Selinene (35.7%) was found to be the major component in the oil and extract.