Content and chemical composition of the essential oil of Myrcia lundiana Kiaersk In different drying times

Authors

  • Mércia Freitas Alves Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Arie Fitzgerald Blank Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Thiago Matos Andrade Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Daniela Aparecida de Castro Nizio Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Taís Santos Sampaio Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Alberto Ferreira de Nascimento Junior Universidade Federal de Sergipe

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v34n3a2018-39371

Keywords:

Chemical compounds, Native aromatic plant, Drying, Influence

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the leaves drying time on the content and chemical composition of the essential oil of M. lundiana. Treatments consisted of drying times of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 days, at 40o C, in a forced-air-circulation oven. Essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation using the Clevenger apparatus, and chemical composition analysis was performed by GC-MS/FID. The drying process of M. lundiana leaves did not cause significant variations in the oil content, ranging from 1.18 to 1.51%. Nerolic acid was the major compound, ranging from 27.8% (at six days of drying) to 35.64% (at ten days of drying). The compound 1,8-cineole was identified as the second major compound of the essential oil, ranging from 9.04% to 14.01%. Other major compounds found in the essential oils were α-terpineol (7.12-8.41%), β-pinene (5.08- 9.03%), Z-α-trans-bergamotol (5.40-7.57%), and caryophyllene oxide (4.12-7.11%). One day of leaves drying at 40°C was sufficient to reach the recommended foliar moisture level without significantly altering the content and chemical composition of the essential oil of M. lundiana or the contents of the major compounds of the essential oil.

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Published

2018-05-30

How to Cite

ALVES, M.F., BLANK, A.F., ANDRADE, T.M., NIZIO, D.A. de C., SAMPAIO, T.S. and NASCIMENTO JUNIOR, A.F. de, 2018. Content and chemical composition of the essential oil of Myrcia lundiana Kiaersk In different drying times . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 623–628. [Accessed3 December 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v34n3a2018-39371. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/39371.

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Agricultural Sciences