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Studies on the chemical composition of cubeb piper cubeba Linn.

Shankaracharya, N. B. and Jagan Mohan Rao, L. and Nagalakshmi, S. and Pura Naik, J. (1993) Studies on the chemical composition of cubeb piper cubeba Linn. PAFAI Journal, 17 (1). pp. 33-39.

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Abstract

Two commercial/trade samples of cubeb (Piper cubeba Linn.) were analysed for their physicochemical characteristics. The cubeb samples (designated) A and B had the following (%) analysis; volatile oil 9 and 12; oleoresin 13.80 and 15.26, ash 5.41 and 6.20 and hot alcohol extract 24.79 and 25.09 respectively. The voatile oils had the following physico-chemical constants: Sp. gr. 0.9142 and 0.9294; Refractive Index 1.4800 and 1.4895 and optical rotation (levo) -14.50 and -33.82 respectively. By GC-MS analysis 53 constituents of the volatile oil of sample-A were identified and quantified. Twenty six constituents of this oil were identified for the first time. There was considerable variation in the chemical composition of the volatile oils of samples A and B. Sample-A was rich in sabinene (29.59%) compared to sample-B (4.87%) and Sample B had higher content of aromadendrene, muurolene, germacrene-D and cubebol as compared to sample A.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: physicochemical characteristics, cubeb, tailed pepper
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 14 Physical properties
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 30 Spices/Condiments > 09 Pepper
Divisions: Plantation Products Spices and Flavour Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2012 09:29
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 05:19
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/5719

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