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Chemical composition of leaf oil from Polyalthia longifolia (Sonnerat) Thwait. grown in Côte d’Ivoire
- Ouattara, Zana Adama, Yapi, Thierry Acafou, Boti, Jean Brice, Ahibo, Coffy Antoine, Békro, Yves-Alain, Mamyrbékova-Békro, Akhanovna J., Casanova, Joseph, Tomi, Félix, Bighelli, Ange
- TheJournal of essential oil research 2018 v.30 no.3 pp. 153-158
- Polyalthia longifolia, beta-caryophyllene, chemical composition, essential oils, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, leaf oils, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, suburban areas, Cote d'Ivoire
- The chemical composition of 35 leaf oil samples from Polyalthia longifolia (Sonnerat) Thwait., growing in five districts in Abidjan and its suburbs, has been investigated by GC(FID) in combination with retention indices, GC–MS and ¹³C-NMR. In total, 30 individual components have been identified, mostly sesquiterpenes. The contents of the main components varied substantially from sample to sample: (E)-β-caryophyllene (18.9–31.4%), α-zingiberene (6.1–22.1%), allo-aromadendrene (12.4–17.3%) and α-humulene (6.4–11.0%). However, PCA was unable to differentiate groups within the 35 compositions. The chemical composition of Ivorian P. longifolia leaf oils may be summarized as follow: (E)-β-caryophyllene (M = 25.3%; SD = 1.2), allo-aromadendrene (M = 15.2%; SD = 0.5), α-zingiberene (M = 13.6%; SD = 3.6) and α-humulene (M = 8.4%; SD = 0.2).