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%.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Chinese Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2004|
- Essential oil
- Lygodium Japonicum (Thunb.) Sw.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmaceutical Science