Chemical composition of the essential oil distilled from the fruits of Eucalyptus globulus grown in Portugal


The chemical composition of the essential oil of the fruits collected from Eucalyptus globulus trees grown in Portugal has been studied; 33 components were identified, representing 94.5% of the oil, which comprises roughly equal amounts of monoterpenes (50.4%) and sesquiterpenes (49.6%). The major components identified were aromadendrene (25.1%), followed by alpha-phellandrene (17.2 %), 1,8-cineole (11.7 %), ledene (5.83 %) and globulol (5.23 %). Copyright (c) 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Chemistry; Food Science & Technology


Pereira, SI; Freire, CSR; Neto, CP; Silvestre, AJD; Silva, AMS

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