Aromatic plants of Kenya III: Volatile and some non-volatile constituents of croton sylvaticlls hochst
Mwangi, Julius W.
Thoithi, Grace N.
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The essential oil isolated by hydrodistillation from leaves of Croton sylvaticus Hochst (0.14 %) Was analyzed by GC and GC-MS . Over 52 components, constituting about 86.3 % of the oil, were separated. The major constituents were b-.caryophyIlene oxide (35.1 %) and a-humulen1,2-epoxide (12 %). The petroleum ether extract of the stem bark yielded (-)-hardwickic acid, b-sitosterol, stigmasterol and ent-8b-15,labd-13en( E) -diol