2018, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part A
Volatile Components of the Wood of Spanish Cedar, Cedrela odorata, from Costa Rica
AUTHOR(S): Andrea Vargas Suarez, Prabodh Satyal, William N Setzer
ABSTRACT:Cedrela odorata, “cedro amargo”, is a valuable lumber tree, which has fragrant smelling wood. The essential oil from the wood of Cedrela odorata from Guanacaste, Costa Rica, was obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry. The wood oil was rich in sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, including δ-cadinene (26%), β-curcumene (13%), and calarene (6%). In comparison, a commercial C. odorata wood oil sample from Colombia was dominated by δ-cadinene (53%), along with germacrene D (4%). The pleasant aroma and chemical components of C. odorata wood essential oil suggest that it may be an important resource for the cosmetic and flavor industries.
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How to cite this article:
Andrea Vargas Suarez, Prabodh Satyal, William N Setzer. Volatile Components of the Wood of Spanish Cedar, Cedrela odorata, from Costa Rica. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2018;6(3):27-30.