Deep Determination of Top Value-Added Constituents of Phoenix Tree Leaves by GC/MS
In order to separate top value-added bioactive components from waste leaves of Phoenix tree and hence decrease its pollution to water environment, we attempted to analyze the chemical components of benzene/ethanol extractive of Phoenix leaves by means of GC/MS. Relative content of each component was determined by area normalization, and 10 compounds representing 94.37 % of the extractives were identified. The most abundant constituents were as: Ethanol, 2-butoxy- (47.49% from two peaks), exanoic acid, ethyl ester (22.89%), 1-Butyne, 3-chloro- (17.04%), Bicyclo[3.1.1]heptane, 2,6,6-trimethyl- (3.17%), cis-2,3,5-Trimethoxy-.beta.-methyl- (2.91%), Cyclohexanone, 3-hydroxy- (2.20%), 2,5-Cyclohexadien-1-one, 2,5-dimethyl- (1.35% from two peaks), cis-11-Hexadecen-1-yl acetate (1.04%), Octadecane (1.00%), etc. As the first report here, our result by GC/MS showed that the benzene-methanol extractive of freeze-dried Phoenix leaves can be developed into top value-added materials of medicines, biofuel and solvents.
Ran Chen and Wenli Yao
Q. M. Liu et al., "Deep Determination of Top Value-Added Constituents of Phoenix Tree Leaves by GC/MS", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 230-232, pp. 862-866, 2011