Chemical composition of the leaf essential oils of Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng and Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack


  • Jasim Uddin Chowdhury BCSIR Laboratories, Chittagong Cantonment, Chittagong 4220
  • Mohammad Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan BCSIR Laboratories, Chittagong Cantonment, Chittagong 4220
  • Mohammed Yusuf BCSIR Laboratories, Chittagong Cantonment, Chittagong 4220



3-Carene, Caryophyllene oxide, Essential oil, GC-MS, M. paniculata, Murraya koenigi


The chemical composition of the leaf oils of Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng and M. paniculata (L.) Jack from Bangladesh was studied by gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (GC-MS).M. koenigii oil contained 39 compounds of which the major is 3-carene (54.2%) followed by caryophyllene (9.5%). Oil of M. paniculata contained 58 compounds of which the major are caryophyllene oxide (16.6%), b-caryophyllene (11.8%), spathulenol (10.2%), b-elemene (8.9%), germacrene D (6.9%) and cyclooctene, 4-methylene-6-(1-propenylidene) (6.4%). The compositions of both oils varied qualitatively and quantitatively.


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Jasim Uddin Chowdhury, BCSIR Laboratories, Chittagong Cantonment, Chittagong 4220

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Chowdhury, J. U., M. N. I. Bhuiyan, and M. Yusuf. “Chemical Composition of the Leaf Essential Oils of Murraya Koenigii (L.) Spreng and Murraya Paniculata (L.) Jack”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 3, no. 2, May 2008, pp. 59-63, doi:10.3329/bjp.v3i2.841.



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