Composition of the bark and flower oils of Cinnamomum bejolghota (Buch.-Ham.) sweet from two locations of Assam, India

S.N. Choudhury, R.Z. Ahmed, A. Barthel, P.A. Leclercq

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Abstract

Essential oils from the bark and flowers of Cinnamomum bejolghota (Buch. Ham.) Sweet, Lauraceae, obtained from two different locations of Assam, lnelia, were investigated by a combination of high resolution Ge and GC/MS. The bark from both areas yielded the same quantity of oil (0.08%), whereas the oil yield from the flowers varied between 0.13% and 0.60/0 from the two locations (Jorhat and Sibsagar, respectively). Between 32 ancl 7'5 compounds have been identified, accounting for 92.0-99.7% of the various oils. The major constituents of the bark oils fromJorhat and Sibsagar were I,S-cineole (31.3% and 7.2%), a-terpineol (21.3% and 12.7%)) and linalool (20.0% and 19.9%). The predominant components in the flower oils were a-pinene (42.9% and 17.0%) and p-pinene (24.9% and 17.2%). The chemical composition of the oils from the two different places exhibited marked variations .
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-250
JournalJournal of Essential Oil Research
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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