Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 748–750 | Cite as

Chemical Composition and Insecticidal Activities of the Essential Oil from Fruits of Euonymus schensianus

  • Shuliang He
  • Yamei Zhang
  • Yuhe Ma
  • Dongsheng Wei
  • Jianchun QinEmail author

The genus Euonymus (Celastraceae), distributed in the subtropical and temperate regions, with only a few species extending northward to the frigid temperate zone, consists of 220 species of vines, shrubs, and small trees. The genus Euonymus has been widely used to treat bruises and rheumatic arthralgia; it is also used to promote blood circulation, as an insecticidal, and for detoxification in traditional Chinese medicines [1]. Research shows that the compounds in the genus Euonymus have pharmaceutical activity, such as cytotoxicity, immunosuppression, antitumor, antidiabetes, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and insecticidal [2, 3, 4].

To the best of our knowledge, the composition of the essential oil from Euonymus schensianus Maxim. fruits and its insecticidal activity are reported for the first time.

The composition of the essential oil was determined by GC-MS. The yield of essential oil was 0.26% (v/w). A total of 74 components was identified, accounting for 100.0% of...



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31100219, 31000149, 31470414), the Natural Science Foundation of Jilin Province (20140101126JC), the Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China (2012M510871, 2014T70282), the Reserve Candidates of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (450091202302), and the Scientific Frontier and Interdisciplinary Project of Jilin University (2013ZY10).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuliang He
    • 1
  • Yamei Zhang
    • 1
  • Yuhe Ma
    • 1
  • Dongsheng Wei
    • 2
  • Jianchun Qin
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Plant ScienceJilin UniversityChangchunP. R. China
  2. 2.Center for Wood Science, Department of BiologyUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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