Essential Oil Composition of Pleurothyrium cinereum Leaves

  • Luis E. Cuca-Suárez Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Ericsson Coy-Barrera Universidad Militar Nueva Granada
Palabras clave: Lauraceae, Pleurothyrium cinereum, essential oil, sesquiterpenes


The essential oil of jigua (Pleurothyrium cinereum, Lauraceae) leaves was extracted by steam distillation and analysed by GC (gas chromatography) and GC/MS (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry). Seventeen compounds were identified. The main components detected were β-caryophyllene (21.3%), caryophyllene oxide (18.7%), guaiol (15.5%), α-cadinene (7.3%), and germacrene-D (6.8%). The composition of essential oil from P. cinereum leaves is in agreement with the chemical composition of several neotropical Lauraceae plants.


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Cuca-Suárez, L. E., & Coy-Barrera, E. (2012). Essential Oil Composition of Pleurothyrium cinereum Leaves. Revista Facultad De Ciencias Básicas, 8(2), 310-315.
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