Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 4

Molecular Characteristics of Three Extractives of Cinnamomum camphora Leaves

Li Nian-Cun1#, Ge Sheng-Bo1#, Li Dong-Li1, Wang Li-Shu1, Qin Dao-Chun2 and Peng Wan-Xi1,3*

1School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, China. 2International Center for bamboo and rattan, Beijing, China. 3State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou.

Received on 26 April 2015 and accepted on 26 July 2015



Cinnamomum camphora was an woody medicinal plant containing many valuable active ingredients. However, the rich extractives from its leaves were invariably wasted for unclear chemical composition. To further utilize these resources, the three extractives were obtained, and analyzed by GC-MS. The three extractives contained 3, 11 and 3 components, respectively. The three extractives were suitable for the extraction of 1,5-hexadien-3-yne.. Furthermore, the extractives contained many active groups. It therefore suggested that the extractives could be used as biomedicines, antibacterial substances, etc.

Keywords : Cinnamomum camphora leaves, Woody biomedicine, Bioactive extractives.