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McNeil, M.; Porter, Roy B.; Williams, L.
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Article Title
Chemical composition and biological activity of the essential oil from Jamaican Cleome serrata
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Natural Product Communications
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Date of Publication
2012
Volume ID
7
Issue ID
9
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1231-1232
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Abstract
The chemical composition of the essential oil obtained from the aerial parts of Cleome serrata by hydrodistillation was analyzed by employing GC-FID, GC-MS and RI. Fourteen compounds comprising 90.4% of the total oil composition were characterized. The main components identified were (Z)-phytol (53.0%) and di(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP) (14.7%). The oil was evaluated for its in vitro antimicrobial activities against nine pathogenic microorganisms using the filter paper disc diffusion method. Moderate antimicrobial activity was observed against five of the pathogens assayed. In addition, the essential oil was tested against the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus. Strong knockdown insecticidal activity was observed.....
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