Authors:

Le Thi Huong, Dao T. M. Chau, Nguyen V. Hung, Do N. Dai* and Isiaka A. Ogunwande.

Abstract:

​The characterization of chemical constituents of hydrodistilled essential oils from the rhizomes of Distichochlamys citrea M.F. Newman and Distichochlamys orlowii Larsen & M.F. Newman collected from Pù Mát National Park, Nghệ An Province, Vietnam, was performed by means of gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) techniques. The main constituents of D. citrea oil were 1,8-cineole (23.0%), (E)-citral (18.9%) and (Z)-citral (15.0%). On the other hand, geranyl acetate (16.5%), β-elemene (9.2%), β-pinene (9.0%) and β-caryophyllene (7.9%) were the principal components of D. orlowii. The present paper is the first of its kind aimed at the characterization of the volatile compounds of D. orlowii.

The article was published on: https://doi.org/10.5897/JMPR2016.6337