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KADIR, Roszaini; AWANG, Khairul; KHAMARUDDIN, Zaitihaiza  and  SOIT, Zaini. Chemical compositions and termiticidal activities of the heartwood from Calophyllum inophyllum L. An. Acad. Bras. Ciênc. [online]. 2015, vol.87, n.2, pp.743-751. ISSN 0001-3765.

Wood extractives from heartwood of Callophylum inophyllum (bintangor) were obtained by shaker method and analyzed for their constituents by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Ten compounds were identified by ethanol (EtOH) solvents, fourteen by methanol (MeOH) and only nine by petroleum ether (PETETHR). Major compounds were contributed by monoterpenes (75.11%, 53.75%) when extracted with EtOH and PETETHR solvents. The anti-termitic assay of the wood extracts was also investigated against Coptotermes curvignathus. The level of concentration for anti-termite activity may be an indication of the dose application of the wood extracts for new development of termiticide.

Keywords : Calophyllum inophyllum; chemical compositions; ethanol; methanol; petroleum ether; termiticide.

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