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Composition of volatile oil of Syzygium aromaticum buds

Composition of volatile oil of Syzygium aromaticum buds

Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 8(2): 196-199

A steam-distilled essential oil obtained from buds of Syzygium aromaticum was characterized by a high percentage of oxygenated monoterpenes (53.2%) dominated by myrtenone (49.1%) and pulegone (4.1%). The oil contained three sesquiterpenes (approximately 10%), which consisted of beta -caryophyllene (8.7%), alpha -humulene (1.1%) and caryophyllene oxide (1%).

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DOI: 10.1080/0972060X.2005.10643444

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