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ISRN Analytical Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 172397, 8 pages
Research Article

Phytochemical Screening of Pentadesma butyracea Sabine (Clusiaceae) Acclimated in Benin by GC/MS

1Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche en Chimie Appliquée (LERCA), Ecole Polytechnique d’Abomey-Calavi, 01 BP 2009 Cotonou, Benin
2Faculté d’Agronomie, Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches Forestières (LERF), Université de Parakou, BP 123 Parakou, Benin
3Laboratoire d’Analyse des Extraits Végétaux et des Arômes (LEXVA Analytique), 460 rue du Montant, 63110 Beaumont, France
4Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ICCF), Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ENSCCF), BP 10448, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
5Laboratoire de Chimie des Huiles Essentielles, Université Blaise-Pascal, (Clermont-Ferrand II), Campus des Cézeaux, 63177 Aubière Cedex, France

Received 27 December 2012; Accepted 27 January 2013

Academic Editors: R. K. Jyothi, T. Macko, and W. X. Misiuk

Copyright © 2013 J. P. A. Noudogbessi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The results brought back at the end of this work concerned various chemical constituents of P. butyracea materials collected in seven forest galleries in northern of Benin. The phytochemical analysis showed mucilage, coumarins, gallic tannins, flavones, sterols, and saponins, in its leaves. The cyclohexanic fractions realized from petroleum ether extracts and analysed by GC/MS were marked by important rates of 9, 19-cyclolanost-24-en-3β-3-ol (49.3–72.6%), taraxasterol (18.4–30.1%), and friedooleanan-3-one (10.0%). Essential oils extracted by hydrodistillation from P. butyracea and analyzed by GC/MS contained 11 to 38 compounds representing 85.2 to 99.5% of the weight of this volatile extracts essentially rich in sesquiterpene constituents. The essential oils predominant compounds (>10%) identified and recorded independently of the organ studied were β-caryophyllene (14.9–77.9%), aromadendrene (43.5%), α-copaene (18.4–26.6%), α-ylangene (21.1%), germacrene-B (5.1–13.5%), selina-3,7(11)-diene (13.3%), α-humulene (6–13.3%), (2E, 6Z)-α-farnesene (12.6%), seychellene (12.0%), and palmitic acid (10,6%).