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Abstract

Chemical composition of the leaf oil of Eucalyptus macarthurii Dean & Maiden.

Abstract

Leaves were harvested from 15-month-old trees of Eucalyptus macarthurii growing at Kitwe, Zambia. The water-distilled essential oil was examined by GC and GC/MS. Eighteen constituents representing 94.3% of the oil were identified of which geranyl acetate (58.0%) was the major component followed by geraniol (8.2%), isovaleraldehyde (6.1%), β-eudesmol (5.5%), α-eudesmol (4.9%) and linalool (4.2%).