Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 356–357 | Cite as

Chemical composition of the essential oil of Microsorum insigne

  • Wen-Jing Wang
  • Hong-Mei Yang
  • Ye-Gao ChenEmail author

The genus Microsorum is composed of about 40 species mainly distributed in the tropical area of Asia. In China, there are 9 species [1]. Phytochemical studies on plants of the Microsorum genus have yielded various types of compounds such as triterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, flavonoids, lignan, uracil, uridine, sterols, and volatiles [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7].

M. insigne Copel. has been grown in southern China and other countries in southeastern Asia and is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat arthralgia, traumatic injury, cut wound, and hemorrhage [8]. It has also been used as a popular and healthful vegetable in Yunnan of southwestern China. Previously there has been no report on its chemical constituents. We report here the results of our studies on the composition of the essential oil from the dried aerial parts of M. insigne.

The fresh aerial parts of M. insigneCopel. were collected from Pingbian, Yunnan of China and identified by Mr. Liang-Chao Qian, a botanist from the...


Dibutyl Phthalate Nerol Pentadecanoic Acid Diisobutyl Phthalate Benzofuranone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and ChemistryChinese Academy of ScienceUrumqiP. R. China
  2. 2.Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP. R. China
  3. 3.Department of Traditional MedicineYunnan University of Traditional Chinese MedicineKunmingP. R. China
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryYunnan Normal UniversityKunmingP. R. China

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