JOURNAL 343


Records of Natural Products
VOLUME & ISSUE
Year: 2016 Issue: 1 January-February
PAGES
p.74 - 82
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    Chemical Composition, Antioxidant, and Cytotoxic Properties of the Essential Oil from the Leaves of Murraya alata Drake
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The essential oil from the leaves of Murraya alata Drake was extracted by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-MS. A total of 70 components were identified, accounting for 93.7% of the oil composition. The major compound is a -cadinol (18.9%), followed by a -muurolol (10.0%), trans -prenyl limonene (7.7%), germacra-4(15),5,10(14)-trien-1- a -ol (6.0%) , and cedryl acetate (5.4%). M. alata oil was characterized by a high content of sesquiterpenes (91.2%), with cadinene-type being the most representative compounds . The structural diversity of sesquiterpenes as well as their chemotaxonomic significance was discussed. In addition, M. alata oil showed moderate in vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic effects.

KEYWORDS
  • Murraya alata
  • essential oil
  • GC-MS
  • antioxidant activity
  • cytotoxic activity

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