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Chemical and Biological Investigation of leaves of Eucalyptus Torelliana Essential oils from Benin

Author Affiliations

  • 1Lab. d’Etude et de Recherche en Chimie Appliquée, Ecole Polytechnique d’Abomey-Calavi, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou BENIN
  • 2Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, IBMM UMR CNRS-UM1-UM2, ENSCM, rue de l’Ecole Normale, Montpellier cedex, FRANCE

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 1, Issue (5), Pages 6-12, September,10 (2012)


The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from leaves of Eucalyptus torelliana F. Muell. (Myrtaceae) growing in Benin was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Thirty eight components, which represented 99,6 % of the total constituents of the oil were identified. The essential oil is rich in hydrocarbons monoterpenic. The major constituents found were -pinene (60.9 %), pinene (12.0 %), trans--caryophyllene (9.0 %), limonene (2.9 %) and aromadendrene (2.1 %). The oil extracted reveals an average antiradical and antimicrobial activities.


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