Essential oils of two lippia ukambensis Vatke chemotypes and lippia somalensis Vatke in Kenya
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The chemical composition of the essential oils of 41 samples of Lippia ukambensis Vatke were examined by CC/MS. Two chemotypes were identified on the basis of the camphor and l,8-cineole. The camphorchemo type of L. ukambensis contained camphor (37.3%) with only traces of l,8-cineole, while the other Chemotype contained 1,8- cineole (23.7%) and only 1.1 % camphor. Of the twelve components which were present in both chemotypes, only eight were quantitatively Significantly different. The major compound in the oil of L. somalensis was l,8-cineole (31.9%). By using fifteen components of L. somalensis oil, its similarities and differences with those of the two Lippia chemotypes were compared.
CitationJ. Ess. Oil Res., 3,413-417 (Nov/Dec 1991)
Department of Pharmacy, University of NairobiDepartment of Chemistry, University of NairobiThe International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE),