TITLE

2-PHENYLETHANOL IN THE LEAVES OF BURSERA VELUTINA BULLOCK (BURSERACEAE)

AUTHOR(S)
NOGE, KOJI; VENABLE, D. LAWRENCE; BECERRA, JUDITH X.
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Acta Botanica Mexicana;oct2011, Issue 97, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The volatile composition of the leaves of Bursera velutina Bullock (Burseraceae) was determined by a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS). The major component found was 2-phenylethanol (29.5%). This is the first report of 2-phenylethanol in the leaves of a species of the genus Bursera. In addition, B. velutina also produces monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, diterpenes and alkanes, making it a species with one of the most complex chemical compositions in the genus. This diverse and unique blend of compounds may play an important role in plant defense against its herbivores.
ACCESSION #
67358160

 

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