Analysis of volatile oil from Lygodium japonicum by GC-MS

Shi Feng Ni, Yuan Jiang Pan, Ping Wu, Yuk Sing Gilbert Chan, Cheng Xin Fu, Hua Xu

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OBJECTIVE: To study the chemical constituents of the essential oil from whole herb of Lygodium japonicum. METHODS: The essential oil was obtained by steam distillation. Chemical components were separated and identified by GC-MS. The relative content of each component was determined by area nomalization. RESULTS: Fifty-two volatile compounds were isolated and identified for the first time, representing 81.702% of the total oil. CONCLUSION: The main constituents of this oil were unsaturated hydrocarbon (30.43%), organic acids (14.926%), ketone (12.818%) and nonterpineols (8.296%). The main compounds with contents over 3% (V/V) were as follows: 3-methyl-1-pentanol 4.097%, 2-(methylacetyl)-3-carene 4.25%, cyclooctenone 7.616%, (E)-2-hexenoic acid 12.767% and 1-undecyne 28.611%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-100
Number of pages2
JournalChinese Pharmaceutical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Essential oil
  • GC-MS
  • Lygodiaceae
  • Lygodium Japonicum (Thunb.) Sw.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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