Determination of Volatile Compounds from Commiphora myrrha (Nees) Engl. Resin Marketed in Central Sudan by GC/MS
American Journal of BioScience
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 117-120
Received: May 8, 2015; Accepted: May 20, 2015; Published: Jun. 2, 2015
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Hatil Hashim EL-Kamali, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science and Technology, Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman, Sudan
Badr Omer Burham, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, AL-Baha University, AL-Baha, Saudi Arabia
Awatif Abdel Bagi EL-Egami, Department of Phytochemistry, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research Institute, National Centre for Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
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Abstract
The medicinal properties attributed to resins of this plant in Sudanese traditional medicine prompted us to study the chemical composition of the oil. The GC/MS chromatogram of the oil revealed the presence of 58.86% monoterpenes and 23.28% sesquiterpenes. Predominant monoterpenoids were; m-cymene (21.56%), linalool (7.21%) and p-mentha-1-en-8-ol (5.28%) while the predominant sesquiterpenoids were; alpha-guaiene (3.55%) and C15H24 (3.23%).
Keywords
Commiphora myrrha, Essential Oil Composition, Resins, Sudan
To cite this article
Hatil Hashim EL-Kamali, Badr Omer Burham, Awatif Abdel Bagi EL-Egami, Determination of Volatile Compounds from Commiphora myrrha (Nees) Engl. Resin Marketed in Central Sudan by GC/MS, American Journal of BioScience. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 117-120. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbio.20150304.11
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