Chemical Compositions of Different Extracts of <i>Ocimum basilicum</i> Leaves
Keywords:Ocimum basilicum, Essential oil, Hydrodistillation, Different extracts, GC-MS.
The chemical compositions of essential oil of Oscimum basilicum extracted by hydrodistillation and different solvent extractions were analyzed by GC-MS. Qualitative analysis of the essential oil as well as other extracts showed that majority of these are mono and sesquiterpenes. Most of the identified compounds are biologically important. Further the Oscimum basilicum leaf possesses certain characteristics that can be ascribed to cultivation on a domestic plantation.
Keywords: Ocimum basilicum; Essential oil; Hydrodistillation; Different extracts; GC-MS.
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doi:10.3329/jsr.v3i1.5409 J. Sci. Res. 3 (1), 197-206 (2011)
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