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Fractional distillation effect on the chemical composition of Moroccan myrtle (Myrtus communis L.) essential oils

Fractional distillation effect on the chemical composition of Moroccan myrtle (Myrtus communis L.) essential oils

Flavour and Fragrance Journal 21(2): 351-354

The essential oil was extracted from Moroccan myrtle and followed by fractional distillation. The fractions obtained were analysed by GC and GC/MS. Moroccan myrtle essential oil contained alpha -pinene (10%), 1,8-cineole (43%) and myrtenyl acetate (25%) as a major components. The rectification of myrtle oil gives three principal fractions. The first one was rich in alpha -pinene (42-54.8%) and 1,8-cineole (27-53.6%). The second fraction was dominated by 1,8-cineole (83-95.8%).

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DOI: 10.1002/ffj.1651

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