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Chemical evaluation of volatile oils in Eucalyptus species

Barton, A.F.M., Tjandra, J. and Nicholas, P.G. (1989) Chemical evaluation of volatile oils in Eucalyptus species. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 37 (5). pp. 1253-1257.

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The volatile leaf oils of Eucalyptus kochii subsp. kochii, E. kochii subsp. plenissima, and Eucalyptus oleosa var. borealis, potential Western Australian candidates for commercial eucalyptus oil production, were analyzed by means of GC, GC/MS, and IR. The three taxa were found to produce similar but distinctive individual distributions of leaf oil terpenoids. This supports their close botanical relationship. The oils consist mainly of monoterpenoids, with 1,8-cineole dominating to the extent of 80-90%. Approximately 55 other components were detected. The oils of Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus kondininensis were studied also.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Copyright: © 1989 American Chemical Society
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