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, 78 (2), 149-52

Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Essential Oil

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Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Essential Oil

Jae-Kyung Yang et al. Fitoterapia.

Abstract

The essential oil obtained from the leaves of Chamaecyparis obtusa was analyzed by GC and GC-MS. alpha-Terpinyl acetate, sabinene, isobornyl acetate and limonene were found to be the major components. The oil showed relatively strong antibacterial activities against Gram (+) bacteria and some fungi.

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