Studies on the Components of Essential Oil of Zanthoxylum Armatum by Gc-Ms
Amran Waheed, Shahid Mahmud, Mubeen Akhtar, Tanzeela Nazir
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The essential oil of Zanthoxylum armatum was extracted through hydro distillation and analyzed by GC-MS. Hydrocarbon fraction (17.35%) of the oil was much lower and oxygenated compounds comprised fairly high portion of essential oil (39.21%). Percentages of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes found were 47.33% and 10.83% respectively. Oxygenated monoterpenes comprised major profile of chromatogram of essential oil of Zanthoxylum armatum i.e. 37.23% where as monoterpene hydrocarbons were 10.09%. Alcoholic percentage was much higher i.e. 26.76% and 15-hexadecanoloide (6.58%) the only cyclic ester was found in relatively high percentage.

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A. Waheed, S. Mahmud, M. Akhtar and T. Nazir, "Studies on the Components of Essential Oil of Zanthoxylum Armatum by Gc-Ms," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2011, pp. 258-261. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2011.22031.

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