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Monoterpene hydrocarbons, major components of the dried leaves essential oils of five species of the genus Eucalyptus from Cote d’Ivoire

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The chemical composition of the essential oils obtained from the dried leaves of five species of the genus Eucalyptus (E. camaldulensis, E. de-glupta, E. grandis, E. torelliana, E. urophylla) growing in C?te d’Ivoire, was analyzed by means of GC and GC/MS. The density and the refractive index were measured. The major components of all these oils are: α-pinene, β-pinene, α-phellandrene, limonene, γ-terpinene, p-cymene and β-caryo-phyllene. The particularity of these oils is their monoterpene hydrocarbons major components.

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Coffi, K. , Soleymane, K. , Harisolo, R. , Balo, T. , Claude, C. , Pierre, C. , Gilles, F. and Antoine, A. (2012) Monoterpene hydrocarbons, major components of the dried leaves essential oils of five species of the genus Eucalyptus from Cote d’Ivoire. Natural Science, 4, 106-111. doi: 10.4236/ns.2012.42015.

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