Monoterpene hydrocarbons, major components of the dried leaves essential oils of five species of the genus Eucalyptus from Cote d’Ivoire


The chemical composition of the essential oils obtained from the dried leaves of five species of the genus Eucalyptus (E. camaldulensis, E. de-glupta, E. grandis, E. torelliana, E. urophylla) growing in C?te d’Ivoire, was analyzed by means of GC and GC/MS. The density and the refractive index were measured. The major components of all these oils are: α-pinene, β-pinene, α-phellandrene, limonene, γ-terpinene, p-cymene and β-caryo-phyllene. The particularity of these oils is their monoterpene hydrocarbons major components.

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Coffi, K. , Soleymane, K. , Harisolo, R. , Balo, T. , Claude, C. , Pierre, C. , Gilles, F. and Antoine, A. (2012) Monoterpene hydrocarbons, major components of the dried leaves essential oils of five species of the genus Eucalyptus from Cote d’Ivoire. Natural Science, 4, 106-111. doi: 10.4236/ns.2012.42015.

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