Chemical Profiling of Volatile Oils From Spilanthes Acmella (L.) Murr. and Citrus Aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle Extracted using Microwave-Assisted Hydrodistillation System

Author

Nik Yasmin N.Y., Saidatul Husni S., Mailina J., Mohd Farldz Z.P., Mohd Fadzil A.Z., Nor Azah M.A. and Abdul Majid J.
Herbal Product Development Programme, Medicinal Plants Division, Forest Research
Institute Malaysia (FRIM), 52109 Kepong, Selangor
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Language

English

Title

Chemical Profiling of Volatile Oils From Spilanthes Acmella (L.) Murr. and Citrus Aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle Extracted using Microwave-Assisted Hydrodistillation System

Proceeding

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2010)

Date

3rd August - 4th August (2010)

Place Held

Forest Research Institute Malaysia(FRIM)

Abstract

Microwave assisted hydrodistillation system (MAHD) is an alternative technique to obtain essential oil. It is a rapid and green technique compared to the conventional way. In this study, fruit peel of Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle from the family Rutaceae and the aerial part of Spilanthes acmella (L.) Murr. from the family of Asteraceae were used. The distillation processes for both samples were performed in atmospheric pressure at 100°C for 30 minutes without additional water or solvent. The profiles of volatile oils of these plants were determined by Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Based on the qualitative and quantitative analysis, the presence of limonene (33.24%), β-pinene (13.65%). α-terpineol (3.16%). terpinen-4-ol (1.816%) neral (9.36%), and geranial (13.39%) were indicated from C. aurantifolia as the major components. While, β-caryophyllene (19.03%). n-pentadecanol (54.79%) and caryophyllene oxide (6.07%) are the major components identified from S. acmella.

Keywords

Citrus aurantlfolia, Spilanthes acmella, MAHD, essential oil, volatile constituents

Session

Poster Abstracts: P35

Topic

Harnessing the Tropical heritage: Recent Advances in R&D and commercialization