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Title: Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Leea indica (Burm. f.) Merr. flowers
Authors: Srinivasan, G V
Sharanappa, P
Leela, N K
Sadashiva, C T
Vijayan, K K
Keywords: Leea indica
Leeaceae
Flower
Essential oil
GC-MS
Antibacterial
Antifungal
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.8—A61K 36/00, A61P 31/04.
Abstract: The chemical compounds present in the essential oil obtained from the flowers of Leea indica (Burm. f.) Merr. were analyzed by GC-MS technique. More than 95% of the oil consisted of the esters of phthalic acid. Di-isobutylphthalate (>75%), di-n-butylphthalate (>7%), n-butylisobutylphthalate (>6%), butylisohexylphthalate (>3.5%) were identified as major constituents of the essential oil. Monobutyl carbonotrithioate, a sulphur compound was also identified in trace amount (0.01%). The essential oil showed moderate antibacterial activity against three Gram positive and two Gram negative bacteria and three pathogenic fungi.
Page(s): 488-493
ISSN: 0975-1092(Online); 0972-592X(Print)
Source:NPR Vol.8(5) [September-October 2009]

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