The Natural Products Journal

Bin Wu
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou
China

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Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil of Unripe Galls of Pistacia atlantica Desf. from Algeria

Author(s): Nadhir Gourine, Ibrahim Sifi, Emile M. Gaydou, Mohamed Yousfi.

Abstract:

The essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation of unripe galls of Pistacia atlantica and collected from both male and female trees yielded 0.53% and 0.46% v/w, respectively. The essential oils were analyzed by GC and GC-MS showing the occurrence of a new Δ3-carene rich chemotype showing a content of 75.34%. The second is the well known chemotype α-pinene/β-pinene, which is rich in & α-pinene (59.01%) and β-pinene (13.26%).

Keywords: Pistacia atlantica, unripe galls, essential oil, chemical composition, chemotype, Δ³- carene, Hydrodistillation, Gas chromatography, Trees, Compounds

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Article Details

VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2011
Page: [125 - 127]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/2210315511101020125
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