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Chemical composition of leaf oils of Cinnamomum from Madagascar: C. zeylanicum Blume, C. camphora L., C. fragrans Baillon and C. angustifolium

Author:
Chalchat, J.C., Valade, I.
Source:
The Journal of essential oil research 2000 v.12 no.5 pp. 537-540
ISSN:
1041-2905
Subject:
Cinnamomum, Cinnamomum camphora, Cinnamomum verum, essential oils, leaves, bark, eucalyptol, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, p-cymene, chemical constituents of plants, beta-caryophyllene, species differences, Madagascar
Abstract:
The oils of Four species of Cinnamomum from Madagascar were studied. C. zeylanicum contained predominantly (E)-cinnamaldehyde together with camphor (15%). C. camphora was of the 1,8-cineole type (58-63%). C. fragrans contained alpha and beta-pinenes (8% and 10%), 1,8-cineole (28%) and beta-caryophyllene (13%). C. angustifolium contained mostly alpha-phellandrene, rho-cymene, beta-caryophyllene, 1,8-cineole and alpha-pinene.