Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
On-line version ISSN 1981-528X
REIS, Anair A. et al. Preliminary studies on the volatile constitution of Mikania species. Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2008, vol.18, suppl., pp.683-685. ISSN 1981-528X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-695X2008000500007.
Volatile oils obtained from the aerial parts of three Mikania species plants were analyzed by GC-MS and NMR. Forty-six terpenes among monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes and diterpenes were identified by this methodology. The analysis classified Mikania hookriana as diterpene producer as the majority Mikania species occurring in Brazil.
Keywords : Mikania hookeriana; Mikania hagei; Mikania jeffrey; Asteraceae; volatile diterpenes; kaurane diterpenoids.