Chemical composition of the essential oil from Jasminum pubescens leaves and flowers

Nat Prod Commun. 2009 Dec;4(12):1729-32.


The essential oil obtained from the leaves and flowers of Jasminum pubescens (Retz.) Willd. (Oleaceae) has been analyzed by GC/MS. Sixty-three and sixty-four components of the essential oils, representing 95.0% of the total oil for the leaves and 91.9% for the flowers, were identified, respectively. Both the oils were mainly constituted by non-terpene derivatives (58.2% and 50.8%, respectively), among which aldehydes (44.7%) characterized the essential oil from the leaves. Besides aldehydes (14.3%) and other carbonylic compounds (acids, esters, and ketones, 38.1%) were the main non-terpene compounds of the oil from the flowers.

MeSH terms

  • Aldehydes / chemistry
  • Aldehydes / isolation & purification
  • Flowers / chemistry
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
  • Jasminum / chemistry*
  • Oils, Volatile / chemistry*
  • Plant Leaves / chemistry
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization
  • Terpenes / chemistry
  • Terpenes / isolation & purification


  • Aldehydes
  • Oils, Volatile
  • Terpenes