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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2021, Vol. 9 Issue 3, Part A

Composition and variability of moena alcanfor (Endlicheria krukovii (A.C.Sm.) Kosterm.) essential oil

AUTHOR(S): Alexis St-Gelais, Robin Van Loon and Guy Collin
ABSTRACT:Ten samples of essential oils from Endlicheria krukovii (moena alcanfor) branches, obtained in recent years, show considerable compositional variability. α- and β-pinenes (20% each), are observed in three batches. Four other samples contain less pinenes and about 40% of sesquiterpene hydrocarbons distributed amongst about 55 different molecules. β-Elemene (7 to 11%) and β-selinene (1.6 to 2.7%) are the most important ones. In addition, two samples feature a relatively high amount of sesquiterpenes (52 and 69%), which are not systematically the same as those observed in the four previous samples. One last sample features monoterpene hydrocarbons (20%), sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (14%), and oxygenated sesquiterpenes (17%). Finally, several unidentified compounds are variously distributed between all samples. These observations can be relevant for the quality control of the species and suggest that further examination of the underlying factors of the variability (e.g., chemotypes, maturity…) will be needed in the future.
Pages: 27-36  |  90 Views  16 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Alexis St-Gelais, Robin Van Loon, Guy Collin. Composition and variability of moena alcanfor (Endlicheria krukovii (A.C.Sm.) Kosterm.) essential oil. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2021;9(3):27-36.
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