Natural Products Chemistry & Research

ISSN - 2329-6836

Olasoji SO

Olasoji SO


  • Research Article
    Chemical Composition and Bactericidal Activities of the Leaf Essential Oil of Eucalyptus maculata Hook
    Author(s): Ololade ZS, Olawore NO, Olasoji SO and Anosike SOOlolade ZS, Olawore NO, Olasoji SO and Anosike SO

    This study examined the phytochemicals and medicinal potentials of the leaf essential oil of E. maculata from Nigeria. The essential oil was extracted by hydro-distillation technique and was analysed for various chemical composition using GC-MS. The essential oil was also screened for its antimicrobial activities against multi-drug resistant gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria using the agar well diffusion method. The GC-MS analysis revealed that ß-citronellol (18.5%), ß-pinene (9.4%), 2,6-dimethyl-2,6-octadiene (8.3%), a-pinene (7.1%), 2,6-dimethyl-1,3,5,7- octatetraene (6.7%), and citronellyl acetate (6.0%) were the major compounds in the leaf essential oil. The essential oil exhibited strong antibacterial activities against most of the tested bacteria, with diameters of inhibition zones ranging from 15.0-30.0 mm. The leaf essential oil of E. maculata is a possible .. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6836.1000257

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