Records of Natural Products

Year: 2018 Volume: 12   Issue: 5




Composition of Essential Oils from Schefflera myriocarpa Harms (Araliaceae) from Vietnam

Dao T.M. Chau, Nguyen H. Hung, Le T. Huong, Nguyen V. Hung and Isiaka A. Ogunwande

Institute of Biochemical Technology and Environment, Vinh University, 182 Le Duan, Vinh City, Nghệ An Province, Vietnam

Center for A dvanced Chemistry, Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang City, Vietnam

School of Natural Science Education , Vinh University, 182 Le Duan, Vinh City, Nghệ An Province, Vietnam

Natural Products Research Unit, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Badagry Expressway Ojo, P. M. B. 0001, LASU Post Office, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

Abstract: The aim of this research was to determine the chemical constituents of essential oils derived from the leaf, bark and stems of Schefflera myriocarpa Harms (Araliaceae) grown in Vietnam for the first . The essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation and investigated through gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The principal compounds identified in the essential oils were mainly monoterpenes represented by α-pinene (17.1%-21.2%), α-phellandrene (9.2%-27.4%) and limonene (19.8%-36.8%). In addition, methyl eugenol (10.4%) was found in the bark.

Keywords: Schefflera myriocarpa ; essential oil; monoterpenes. © 2018 ACG Publications. All rights reserved.