Document Type : Original Article


1 Faculty of Natural Sciences, Haiphong University, Haiphong City, Vietnam

2 Faculty of Biology, VNU University of Science, 334 Nguyen Trai Str., Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam

3 School of Natural Science Education, Vinh University, 182 Le Duan, Vinh City, Nghệ An Province, Vietnam

4 Natural Products Research Unit, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Badagry Expressway Ojo, P. M. B. 0001, Lasu Post Office, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria


The volatile compounds identified from the rhizome oil of Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb (Zingiberaceae) collected from Cham Chu Natural Reserve, Tuyen Quang Province, Vietnam, are reported. The plant sample was air-dried for two weeks under laboratory shade. Essential oils were obtained by hydrodisitllation in a Clevenger-type apparatus. The yield of the oil was 0.18% (v/w) regarding the dry weight of the plant material. The constituents of the oil were analyzed by gas chromatography (GC-FID) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The main constituents of the oil were found to be β-pinene (21.9%), neocurdione (16.1%) and curcumol (15.2%).

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The rhizome essential oil of Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) from Vietnam


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