Constituents of Peel and Leaf Essential Oils of Citrus Medica L
Keywords:Citrus medica, Essential oils, GC-MS, Erucylamide, Isolimonene.
The chemical constituents of leaf and peel essential oil of Citrus medica L. were analysed by gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (GC-MS). Nineteen components accounting for 99.9% of the oil were identified in leaf oil. The major constituents are erucylamide (28.43%), limonene (18.36%) and citral (12.95%). The peel oil contains forty three components accounting for 99.8% of the total oil and the major components are isolimonene (39.37%), citral (23.12%) and limonene (21.78%).
Keywords: Citrus medica; Essential oils; GC-MS; Erucylamide; Isolimonene.
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