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Studies on the essential oils of the pakistani species of the family umbelliferae part 7 psammogeton canescens khushbui seed oil

Karim, A.; Bhatty, M.K.

Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 20(1): 55-56


ISSN/ISBN: 0030-9885
Accession: 006516365

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An essential oil was obtained in 5.8% yields by steam distillation of the seeds of P. canescens, a wild growing Umbellifer of Pakistan. It is a new oil and its composition was worked out to .alpha.-pinene (0.45%), camphene (0.73%), myrcene (0.37%), .DELTA.3 carene (0.36%), .alpha.-phellanderene (0.92%), limonane (58.10%), .gamma.-terpinene (2.6%), p-cymeme (traces), myristicin (13.2%), dillapiole (1.4%), verateraldehyde (2.0%), methyl isoeugenol (5.5%) and elimicin (11.8%). Possibly the oil can find application in the soap, perfume and cosmetic industries.

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