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Phytochemical Analysis of Essential Oil of Citrus bigardia L Growing in Shiraz

Author(s): N. Ghassemi | M. Azadbakht | Sh Sabzevari

Journal: DARU : Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
ISSN 1560-8115

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 23;
Date: 1997;
Original page

The comopition of the essential oil from the blossoms of citrus bigardia growing in shiraz region of Iran was investigated by GC and GC/Ms. Ten monoterpenes and two sesquiterpenes were among the main constituents in the oil."nThe main components of the volatile oil were B - pinene (4.07%), limonene (0.70%), terpinenyl acetate (4. 92% , linaloo! (38.3%), - terpinyl acetate (8.15%), graniol (4.39%), iinalyl acetate (10.24%) mytcene (4.08%), neryl acetate (4.72%) and farnesyi acetate (4.35%). Among these components the predominant ones were linalool and linalyl acetate. The presence of both predominant components were confirmed by TLC and GC.

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