Chemical composition of essential oil from the bark of Croton cajucara Bentham - doi: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v34i3.11712

Fabiano Rosa Silva, Alberto Wisniewski Junior, Valdir Cechinel Filho, Domingos Sávio Nunes


The essential oil from the bark of Croton cajucara Bentham, popularly known as sacaca or cajuçara, was obtained by hydrodistillation, yielding 1.28% of the former bark mass, and analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS). In total, 50 compounds were identified, with oxygenated sesquiterpenes composing the majority of components. The main compounds identified were: cyperene (12.36%), α-guaiene, (11.50%) and epi-β-Santalene (8.70%).



Sacaca; vapor dragging; CG-MS; cyperene

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