Composition and characterization by GC-MS of the essential oil extracted from Nicotiana glauca Graham

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https://doi.org/10.3989/gya.0927182

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Essential oil, Eugenol, GC-MS, Hydrodistillation, N. glauca

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Fresh leaves of N. glauca were collected from the northern region of Tunisia. The leaves were submitted to water distillation for 4 h, using a Clevenger-type apparatus. The obtained essential oils were dried over anhydrous sodium sulphate and after filtration, stored at 4 °C until use. The chemical composition of the isolated essential oil was analyzed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). Eighteen compounds were identified: eugenol, the major compound in the essential oil, was present at a high level (58.49%), followed by nonadecane, eugenyl acetate and tridecane, 3-methyl at 6.38; 5.57 and 5.19%, respectively. The percentage of compounds dodecane, 2, 6, 11 trimethyl, tetradecane, docosane, tricosane and 1, 2-benzene dicarboxilic, dibutyl ester varied between 1 and 2%; whereas the other compounds (including limonene, and saturated hydrocarbons) remained at low percentages, not exceeding 1%. This study could be very useful for the characterization, pharmaceutical and therapeutic applications of the essential oil from N. glauca.

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2019-09-30

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Cherif A, Ammar S, Boukhchina S. Composition and characterization by GC-MS of the essential oil extracted from Nicotiana glauca Graham. grasasaceites [Internet]. 2019Sep.30 [cited 2022Nov.30];70(3):e317. Available from: https://grasasyaceites.revistas.csic.es/index.php/grasasyaceites/article/view/1785

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