Composition of the essential oil of Plumeria obtusa L.

Kamariah A., Lim L., Baser K., ÖZEK T., Demirci B.

FLAVOUR AND FRAGRANCE JOURNAL, vol.14, no.4, pp.237-240, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-240
  • Keywords: Plumeria obtusa L., Apocynaceae, essential oil, GC-MS, hydrodistillation, benzyl salicylate, benzyl benzoate, farnesol, nerolidol, MEDICINAL-PLANTS, CONSTITUENTS, RUBRA
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The essential oil of fresh flowers of Plumeria obtusa L. collected in Brunei Darussalam was isolated by hydrodistillation and examined by GC-MS. Forty-seven components were identified, representing 97% of the oil, with benzyl salicylate (39%), benzyl benzoate (11%), (2E, 6E)-farnesol (8%) and (E)-nerolidol (5%) as major constituents. The remaining identified constituents of the oil (34%) were found as minor constituents (less than or equal to 3%). Copyright (C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.