American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2015, Vol. 2 Issue 3, Part A
Aromas from Quebec. IV. Chemical composition of the essential oil of Ledum groenlandicum: A review
AUTHOR(S): Guy Collin
ABSTRACT:Limonene and b-selinene are the most important compounds of the essential oil of the aerial parts of Ledum groenlandicum. However there are important variations either in the composition or in the relative percentages between the twelve analyzed commercial samples. Uncommon or rare compounds such as hydroperoxides and p-mentha-1, 8(10)-dien-9-yl esters are observed in one and two samples, respectively. Germacrone, a reputed compound of this oil, is not ever present in the samples. Germacrone epoxides observed in a sample containing almost 30% of germacrone could be the results of an oxidation process. Short comparison with the composition of the Ledumpalustre oil is made. In both cases, equally large variation in compositionis observed.
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Guy Collin. Aromas from Quebec. IV. Chemical composition of the essential oil of Ledum groenlandicum: A review. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 2015; 2(3): 06-11.