Comparison of the Volatile Components of Three Mistletoes

Shuichi Hayashi, Emiko Miyamoto, Koichiro Kudo, Hiromu Kameoka, Masayoshi Hanafusa
1996 The journal of essential oil research  
The essential oil of T. bangwensis (Loranthaceae) leaves was obtained by hydrodistillation and the essential oils chemical constituents were analysed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatographymass spectroscopy (GC-MS). Volatile oils were obtained differently from fresh and dried leaves of T. bangwensis in yields of 0.76% and 0.67% (v/w) respectively. A total of ten and nine compounds representing 99.9% and 99.8% of the total oil contents were identified respectively from the fresh and
more » ... ed samples. Major constituents in the fresh leaves are pentacosane (18.4%) heptacosane (12.5%), hexacosane (12.5%), heneicosane (12.4%), tetracosane (10.5%), and octacosane (10.4%) while the dried leaves consist mainly of (Z)-9-octadecenamide (27.9%), n-hexadecanoic acid (13.8%), pentadecane (12.5%), hexadecane (11.2%) and tetradecanamide (11.2%). It was found that n-hexadecanoic acid was present in both samples though in different percentage. The oil constituents of fresh sample were found to be majorly hydrocarbons while amide was found to be the major constituent of the dried sample.
doi:10.1080/10412905.1996.9701029 fatcat:3c53axjtc5em3mfalaihnvrfcm