Journal of Central South University of Technology

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 931–935 | Cite as

Chemical component and antimicrobial activity of volatile oil of Calycopteris floribunda

  • Jia-jia Liu (刘佳佳)Email author
  • Dong-liang Yang (杨栋梁)
  • Yan Zhang (张 艳)
  • Yao Yuan (袁 遥)
  • Fu-xiang Cao (曹福祥)
  • Jian-ming Zhao (赵建明)
  • Xiao-bo Peng (彭潇波)


The volatile oil of leaves and barks of Calycopteris floribunda was examined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). 52 volatile chemical components in leaves were identified. The antimicrobial assay of oils in the leaves and barks was carried out by disk diffusion method in vitro. The major components (mass fraction) in leaves are caryophyllene oxide (13.79%), n-hexadecanoic acid (11.91%) and β-caryophyllene (10.45%). Ten constituents are identified accounting for about 99.98% of the total volatile oil in the bark. Among these components, n-hexadecanoic acid (59.18%), linolic acid (12.70%) and butyl octyl phthalate (8.21%) are the major constituents. The oils exhibit strong antimicrobial activity and display more potent against bacteria than fungi.

Key words

Calycopteris floribunda volatile oil antimicrobial activity GC-MS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jia-jia Liu (刘佳佳)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dong-liang Yang (杨栋梁)
    • 1
  • Yan Zhang (张 艳)
    • 1
  • Yao Yuan (袁 遥)
    • 1
  • Fu-xiang Cao (曹福祥)
    • 2
  • Jian-ming Zhao (赵建明)
    • 3
  • Xiao-bo Peng (彭潇波)
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.School of BiotechnologyCentral South University of Forestry and TechnologyChangshaChina
  3. 3.Botanical Garden of Rare and Endangered PlantsRuiliChina

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