Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 86, No 1 (2021)

Chemical Components of Essential Oils From the Leaves of Seven Species Belonging to Rutaceae Family from Binh Chau-Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve, Vietnam

Hong Thien VAN, Van Son LE, , Huynh Nhat Kien PHAM, Huynh Nhat Kien PHAM, Thi Mai Anh TRAN, Thi Mai Anh TRAN, Ngoc Nam TRINH, Ngoc Nam TRINH, Gia Buu TRAN, Gia Buu TRAN, Uyen Thuy Xuan PHAN, Uyen Thuy Xuan PHAN, Nhat Tam LE, Nhat Tam LE, Van Dat DOAN, Van Dat DOAN

Pages: 67-74


Several plant species of the Rutaceae family are medicinal plants, oil bearing and food crops. To provide more information for utilization of some species of this family in Binh Chau-Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve, we extracted essential oils from the leaves of seven species of the Rutaceae family: Acronychia pedunculata (L.) Miq., Atalantia citroides Pierre ex Guillaumin, Clausena excavata Burm.f., Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC., Luvunga scandens (Roxb.) Buch.-Ham. ex Wight & Arn, Melicope pteleifolia (Champ. ex Benth.) T.G. Hartley, and Micromelum sp., via hydrodistillation, and identified their components using GC/MS analysis. A total of 60 compounds were identified from essential oils of seven species. The main components of the essential oils isolated from five species, including A. pedunculata, C. excavata, M. pteleifolia, G. pentaphylla, and Micromelum sp., were caryophyllene (57.63% and 55.41% in A. pedunculata and C. excavata, respectively), 1,9-decadiyne (32.59%, M. pteleifolia), β-ocimene (23.10%, G. pentaphylla), and 3-carene (58.03%, Micromelum sp.). Additionally, this study revealed the chemical composition of essential oils of L. scandens and A. citroides for the first time. The main constituent of A. citroides was 7-oxabicyclo[4.1.0] heptane, 3-oxiranyl- (53.91%) and that of L. scandens was caryophyllene (34.66%). These findings provide the basis for further application of these species in medicine.


Rutaceae, essential oils, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, Binh Chau-Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve

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