Molecules 2012, 17(9), 11056-11066; doi:10.3390/molecules170911056
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Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of the Essential Oils from Duguetia lanceolata St. Hil. Barks

1 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, São Pedro, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, 36036-330, Brazil 2 Department of Natural Products Research, Center of Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 21941-590, Brazil
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Received: 13 June 2012; in revised form: 15 August 2012 / Accepted: 4 September 2012 / Published: 13 September 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Abstract: Essential oils of Duguetia lanceolata barks, obtained at 2 (T2) and 4 h (T4), were identified by gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. β-Elemene (12.7 and 14.9%), caryophyllene oxide (12.4 and 10.7%) and β-selinene (8.4 and 10.4%) were the most abundant components in T2 and T4, respectively. The essential oils inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans. The essential oils were cytotoxic against brine shrimp. The extraction time influenced the chemical composition and biological activities of essential oils obtained from the barks of D. lanceolata.
Keywords: Duguetia lanceolata; Annonaceae; essential oil; antimicrobial activity; brine shrimp lethality bioassay

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Sousa, O.V.; Del-Vechio-Vieira, G.; Alves, M.S.; Araújo, A.A.L.; Pinto, M.A.O.; Amaral, M.P.H.; Rodarte, M.P.; Kaplan, M.A.C. Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of the Essential Oils from Duguetia lanceolata St. Hil. Barks. Molecules 2012, 17, 11056-11066.

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Sousa OV, Del-Vechio-Vieira G, Alves MS, Araújo AAL, Pinto MAO, Amaral MPH, Rodarte MP, Kaplan MAC. Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of the Essential Oils from Duguetia lanceolata St. Hil. Barks. Molecules. 2012; 17(9):11056-11066.

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Sousa, Orlando V.; Del-Vechio-Vieira, Glauciemar; Alves, Maria S.; Araújo, Aílson A. L.; Pinto, Míriam A. O.; Amaral, Maria P. H.; Rodarte, Mírian P.; Kaplan, Maria A. C. 2012. "Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of the Essential Oils from Duguetia lanceolata St. Hil. Barks." Molecules 17, no. 9: 11056-11066.

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