Chemical composition of leaf essential oil of Annona senegalensis Pers. (Annonaceae) growing in North Central Nigeria

  • OM Ameen
  • LA Usman
  • FS Oganija
  • AA Hamid
  • NO Muhammed
  • MF Zubair
  • SA Adebayo

Abstract

Leaf essential oil of Annona senegalensis Pers. obtained by hydrodistillation was analysed using GC and GC/MS. The analyses revealed the abundance of oxygenated monoterpenes (65.0%). The major constituents were citronellal (30.0%), citronellol (14.8%), geranial (17.2%), thymol (8.1%), â – caryophyllene (7.8%) and carvacrol (6.92%).
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eISSN: 1997-342X
print ISSN: 1991-8631