DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1997. 7(1):23-28.

Phytochemical Analysis of Essential Oil of Citrus bigardia L Growing in Shiraz
N. Ghassemi, M. Azadbakht, Sh Sabzevari


The comopition of the essential oil from the blossoms of citrus bigardia growing in shiraz region of Iran was investigated by GC and GC/Ms. Ten monoterpenes and two sesquiterpenes were among the main constituents in the oil.
The main components of the volatile oil were B - pinene (4.07%), limonene (0.70%), terpinenyl acetate (4. 92% , linaloo! (38.3%), - terpinyl acetate (8.15%), graniol (4.39%), iinalyl acetate (10.24%) mytcene (4.08%), neryl acetate (4.72%) and farnesyi acetate (4.35%). Among these components the predominant ones were linalool and linalyl acetate. The presence of both predominant components were confirmed by TLC and GC.


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