A comparative study of the essential oils of the genus Plumeria Linn. from Malaysia

Norsita Tohar, Mustafa A. Mohd, Ibrahim Jantan, Khalijah Awang

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Abstract

The chemical composition of the flower oils of three Malaysian Plumeria Linn. species, P. acuminata Ait. (white flower), P. rubra Linn. (reddish-orange flower) and P. rubra Linn. (red flower), were determined by gas chromatography on two columns of different polarity, GC-MS and Kováts retention indices. The oil of P. acuminata Ait. (white flower) was made up predominantly of benzyl salicylate (39.0%), benzyl benzoate (17.2%), trans-nerolidol (10.6%), neryl phenylacetate (10.5%) and linalool (8.9%). Phenylethyl benzoate at 12.3% was the most abundant compound in the oil of P. rubra Linn. (reddish-orange flower), followed by dodecanoic acid at 11.8%n concentration. Hexadecanoic acid constituted 9.3% and 27.2% of the oils of P. rubra Linn. (reddish-orange flower) and P. rubra Linn. (red flower), respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-863
Number of pages5
JournalFlavour and Fragrance Journal
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

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Plumeria
Apocynaceae
Malaysia
Volatile Oils
Oils
essential oils
flowers
lauric acid
Plumeria rubra
oils
Palmitic Acid
Benzoates
Gas chromatography
benzyl benzoate
phenylacetic acid
salicylates
dodecanoic acid
benzoates
linalool
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • Apocynaceae
  • Benzyl
  • Benzyl salicylate
  • Essential oils
  • GC-MS
  • Kemboja
  • Kováts index
  • Plumeria Linn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)

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A comparative study of the essential oils of the genus Plumeria Linn. from Malaysia. / Tohar, Norsita; Mohd, Mustafa A.; Jantan, Ibrahim; Awang, Khalijah.

In: Flavour and Fragrance Journal, Vol. 21, No. 6, 11.2006, p. 859-863.

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Tohar, Norsita ; Mohd, Mustafa A. ; Jantan, Ibrahim ; Awang, Khalijah. / A comparative study of the essential oils of the genus Plumeria Linn. from Malaysia. In: Flavour and Fragrance Journal. 2006 ; Vol. 21, No. 6. pp. 859-863.
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