Citrus oils part i. composition of the monoterpenes of the peel oils of oranges kinnows and lemons
Sattar, A.; Mahmud, S.; Khan, S.A.
Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 29(3): 196-198
Peel oils of oranges, kinnows and lemons of Pakistani origin were analysed. The yield of oils on the basis of peels were 0.43, 0.68 and 0.53% and the monoterpene fractions of the oils were 91.89, 91.29 and 89.11% respectively. The GLC analysis of the monoterpene fractions showed limonene to be the predominant constituent occurring to the extent of 94.21, 95.41 and 81.20% respectively. The other monoterpenes present in small quantities were .alpha.-pinene, .beta.-pinene, sabinene, myrcene .gamma.-terpinene, p-cymene and terpinolene.