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Volatile Composition of the Essential Oil of Callistemon citrinus Leaves from Iran
- Zandi-Sohani, Nooshin, Hojjati, Mohammad, Carbonell-Barrachina, Angel Antonio
- Journal of essential oil-bearing plants 2012 v.15 no.5 pp. 703-707
- Callistemon citrinus, alpha-phellandrene, alpha-pinene, alpha-terpineol, chemical composition, cineole, essential oils, gas chromatography, leaves, mass spectrometry, volatile compounds, Iran
- The main aim of this study was to determine the chemical composition of the essential oil from the leaves of Callistemon citrinus grown in the South-West of Iran. The essential oil was extracted by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-MS and GC-FID. Thirty-six compounds were identified and the major constituents were 1,8-cineole (34.2 %), α-pinene (29.0 %), α-terpineol (10.7 %), α-phellandrene (9.0 %) and limonene (3.4 %).