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African Journal of Biotechnology

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Isolation of volatile compounds of Aloe excelsa (Berger)

R. M. Coopoosamy

Abstract


Industrial and pharmacological applications of volatile and non-volatile compounds isolated from plants have been dominating the commercial sector over the recent two decades. Attempts in isolation of volatile compounds of aloes have impact on the medicinal as well as the cosmetic industries. Volatile compound isolation and extraction was performed on leaf exudates of Aloe excelsa. Three commercially important compounds, namely: phenylacetonitrile, carvone and limonene were identified using gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (GC-MS).

Key words: Aloe excelsa, phenylacetonitrile, carvone, limonene, volatile compounds.




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