VARIATION IN THE SESQUITERNOID COMPOSITION OF THE VOLATILE OILS OF Annona muricata Linn. FROM SOUTH-WESTERN NIGERIA, CAUSED BY DIFFERENT DRYING METHODS.
AbstractThe leaf essential oil of Annona muricata (Linn.) dried by different methods was obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography/Mass spectrometry. The air-dried, sun-dried and oven-dried leaves yielded 0.30 %, 0.15 % and 0.20 % of the volatile oils, respectively, whereas the percentage of oils was 0.24 % in the fresh plant material. The essential oils of A. muricata (Linn.) was composed mainly of sesquiterpenoids. Caryophyllene had the highest percentage composition in all the oils: fresh plant (25.90 %), oven-dried plant (23.20 %), sun-dried plant (30.00 %) and air-dried plant (20.30 %). The yields and chemical compositions of the volatile oils obtained from Annona muricata were affected to varying degrees by the methods of moisture removal used.
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Njoku, I. S. ., Ichide, . M. U. ., Rahman, N. U. ., Khan, A. M. ., Otunomo, I. ., Asekun, O. T. ., & Familoni, O. B. . (2021). VARIATION IN THE SESQUITERNOID COMPOSITION OF THE VOLATILE OILS OF Annona muricata Linn. FROM SOUTH-WESTERN NIGERIA, CAUSED BY DIFFERENT DRYING METHODS . Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 46(4). https://doi.org/10.46602/jcsn.v46i4.656