The essential oils of the pakistani species of the family umbelliferae 36. pycnocycla aucheriana bibibuto seed oil
Karim, A.; Ashraf, M.; Bhatty, M.K.
Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 22(6): 311-312
ISSN/ISBN: 0030-9885 Accession: 006672753
The essential oil recovered from the seed of P. aucheriana was characterized and studied for its physicochemical properties and chemical composition. The oil with an 0.35% yield contained .alpha.-thujene (0.2%), camphene (0.5%), .beta.-pinene (2.6%), myrcene (0.4%), .beta.-phellandrene (0.6%), .gamma.-terpinene (2.4%), p-cymene (1.1%), .beta.-elemene (0.2%), .beta.-caryophyllene (0.1%), humulene (0.6%), myristicin (6.1%), linalyl acetate (2.6%), a ketonic compound (1.7%), linalool (41.2%), cuminyl alcohol (32.6%) and a mixture of coumarins (4.4%). The essential oil from the seed of the species may be used in perfumes because of its pleasant fruity smell.