Bioactivities and Compositions of Betula nigra Essential Oils

  title={Bioactivities and Compositions of Betula nigra Essential Oils},
  author={Katherine Woods and Bhuwan Khatri Chhetri and Chelsea D. Jones and Nidhi Goel and William N. Setzer},
The essential oils of Betula nigra (river birch, Betulaceae) buds, leaves, and inner bark were extracted by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GCMS. The bud essential oils were dominated by eugenol and paraffin hydrocarbons, the leaf oils were rich in (2E)-hexenal, linalool, and eugenol, and the bark essential oils were composed largely of fatty acids, paraffin hydrocarbons, and benzenoid aromatics. A screening of the oils for biological activity, including phytotoxic activity against Lactuca… 

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