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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

1986


ISSN/ISBN: 0030-9885
Accession: 004961691

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.

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