Mahmood , U and Singh, Virendra and Kaul , V K and Lal, Brij and Negi, H R and Ahuja, Paramvir Singh (2005) Volatile constituents of the cold desert plant Dracocephalum heterophyllum Benth. Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 20 (2). pp. 173-175.

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The essential oil of Dracocephalum heterophyllum Benth. (Lamiaceae) from wild and cultivated plants was obtained by hydrodistillation and analysed by GC and GC–MS techniques. Twelve constituents, accounting for 96.8% of the total oil from wild plants, and nineteen constituents, accounting for 99.9% of the total oil from cultivated plants, were identified. Citronellol was identified as one of the major constituents, attaining 74.9% in the wild and 54.3% in the cultivated population, respectively. This plant was found to be a new source of citronellol and rose oxides, which are mostly used in the essential oil and perfumery industry. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dracocephalum heterophyllum Benth.; Lamiaceae; essential oil composition; GC; GC–MS; citronellol; rose oxides
Subjects: Natural Product Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2011 15:26
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2012 05:17

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