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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 44  |  Page : 362-364

Chemical composition of the essential oil and fixed oil Bauhinia pentandra (Bong.) D. Dietr

1 Departamento de Química Orgânica e Inorgânica, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil
2 Setor de Química de Produtos Naturais, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Campos dos Goytacazes-RJ, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Telma L. G. de Lemos
Departamento de Química Orgânica e Inorgânica, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza-CE
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Source of Support: Brazilian agencias of research: CAPES/CNPq, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1296.166015

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Background: Bauhinia pentandrais popularly known as "mororó" and inhabits the Caatinga and Savannah biomes. Objective: This paper reports the chemical composition of the essential and fatty oils of the leaves from B. pentandra. Materials and Methods: The essential oil was obtained by hydrodistillation and the fixed oil by extraction with hexane, followed by saponification with KOH/MeOH, and methylation using MeOH/HCl. The constituents were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Results: The major constituent of the essential oil was the phytol (58.78% ±8.51%), and of the fatty oil were palmitic (29.03%), stearic (28.58%) and linolenic (10.53%) acids. Conclusion: Of the compounds identified in the essential oil, three are first reported in this species, and this is the first record of the chemical composition of the fixed oil.

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