Chemical composition of patchouli oil from Vietnam

N.X. Dung, Piet A. Leclercq (Corresponding author), T.H. Thai, La Dinh Moi

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The essential oil of Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth. grown in Vietnam, was analyzed by capillary gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Patchouli alcohol accounted for about 32–38% of the patchouli oil. Ten more compounds were identified, of which α-bulnesene and α-guaiene were the main components.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-100
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Essential Oil Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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