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The essential oils of the pakistani species of the family umbelliferae 35. ferula assafoetida hing seed oil

Ashraf, M.; Ahmad, R.; Mahmood, S.; Bhatty, M.K.

Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 22(6): 308-310


ISSN/ISBN: 0030-9885
Accession: 006672752

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Physicochemical investigations on the essential oil from the fresh seeds of F. assafoetida were conducted with a view toward exploiting the indigenous raw material of the country. The essential oil with a 1.5% yield consisted of .alpha.-pinene (1.43%), phellandrene (5.48%), an unidentified monoterpene (2.99%), secondary butyl propenyl disulfide (35.12%), geranyl acetate (7.71%) bornyl acetate (9.33%), .alpha.-terpineol (12.71%), a mixture of .alpha.-terpineol and an unknown alcohol (2.10%), myristic acid (21.23%) and a mixture of coumarins (1.90%). Secondary butyl propenyl disulfide, the major constituent of the oil, was attributed to the characteristic smell of the essential oil.

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