Campomanesia adamantium is a native fruit species of the Cerrado and is used in food and medicines and as bee pasture. The chemical composition of essential oils obtained from plants of the same species have varying constituent proportions due to the influence of extractive factors, environmental, genetic and ontogenetic. This study aimed to identify the influence of hydrodistillation time on the content and chemical composition of essential oil extracted from the leaves of C. adamantium. Treatments consisted of five extraction times (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5h) using Clevenger with five replications in a completely randomized design. It was observed that after two hours of hydrodistillation, the essential oil content remains constant. Regarding the chemical constituents of essential oil, variation of the proportions of the compounds tested occurred at all hydrodistillation times. The compounds spathulenol oxygenated sesquiterpenes and caryophyllene oxide were the majority in the five hydrodistillation times.
de Oliveira, J. D., Alves, D. K. M., Miranda, M. L. D., Alves, J. M., Xavier, M. N., Cazal, C. de M., & Alves, C. C. F. (2017). Composição química do óleo essencial de Campomanesia adamantium extraído de folhas submetidas a diferentes tempos de hidrodestilação. Ciencia Rural, 47(1). https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-8478cr20151131