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The chemical composition of the volatile oil of Pavetta owariensis P, Beauv. from Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Chemistry Department, Plateau State University, Bokkos. Plateau State, Nigeria
  • 2Chemistry Department, Plateau State University, Bokkos. Plateau State, Nigeria
  • 3Chemistry Department, Plateau State University, Bokkos. Plateau State, Nigeria
  • 4Department of Traditional Medicine Research and Plant Medicine, National institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development Idu Industrial area, Abuja, Nigeria
  • 5Chemistry Department, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • 6Department of Science Laboratory Technology, University of Jos, Nigeria

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 1-5, February,18 (2017)


The chemical composition of the volatile oil from the stem bark of Pavetta owariensis P. Beauv growing at the North Central of Nigeria was analyzed by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). The hydro-distillation of the P.owariensis stem back was carried out using a Clevenger apparatus in order to obtain the volatile oil (0.26%). It showed the presence of seventeen (17) compounds. The major chemical composition of the volatile oil obtained are; dodecyl ester (25.97%), undecyl ester (12.27%), dodecanoic acid (12.24%), tetradecanoic acid (10.30%), tetradecyl ester (7.28%) and tetradecanoic acid (6.51%). The study established the chemical composition of the essential oil of the stem bark of the plant.


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