THE ESSENTIAL OILS OF <em>CLAUSENA</em> <em>LANSIUM</em>
Keywords:Clausena lansium, gas chromatography, sesquiterpenoids, monoterpenoids, 8-cadinene, B-bisabolen, B-phellandrene
Water distillation of the leaf and wood of Clausena lansium yielded 0.05% and 1.60% of essential oils respectively. The essential oils were
analysed by means of gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The leaf oil was almost entirely made up of sesquiterpenoids of which 8-cadinene (47.2%) and β-bisabolene (20.0%) were the major components. The wood oil consisted mainly of monoterpenes (more than 70% of the oil) of which β-phellandrene (55.0%) was the most abundant component.