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Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil from Artemisia arborescens L. Growing Wild in Algeria

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Author(s): Azedine Abderrahim | Kamel Belhamel | Jean-Claude Chalchat | Gilles Figuérédo

Journal: Records of Natural Products
ISSN 1307-6167

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 87;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Artemisia arborescens L. | essential oil | GC-FID | GC-MS | chamazulene | β-thujone.

ABSTRACT
Essential oil extracted from dried aerial part of Artemisia arborescens L. collected from Bejaïa (Algeria), was analyzed by gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The main constituents of the essential oil were chamazulene (30.2%), β-thujone (27.8%), β-eudesmol (8.1%) and catalponol (5.5%).
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