2-Phenylethanol in the leaves of Bursera velutina Bullock (Burseraceae)

Koji Noge, D. Lawrence Venable, Judith X. Becerra

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Abstract

The volatile composition of the leaves of Bursera velutina Bullock (Burseraceae) was determined by a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS). The major component found was 2-phenylethanol (29.5%). This is the first report of 2-phenylethanol in the leaves of a species of the genus Bursera. In addition, B. velutina also produces monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, diterpenes and alkanes, making it a species with one of the most complex chemical compositions in the genus. This diverse and unique blend of compounds may play an important role in plant defense against its herbivores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalActa Botanica Mexicana
Volume97
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • 2-phenylethanol
  • Bursera velutina
  • Burseraceae
  • Mexico
  • Terpenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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