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Minerva Biotecnologica 2005 September;17(3):159-61

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Essential oil components in heart wood of Cedrus libani and Cedrus atlantica from Lebanon

Saab A. M. 1, Harb F. Y. 1, Koenig W. A. 2

1 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences II, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon; 2 Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


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The main focus of the present investigation is to distinguish Lebanon’s cedar from other kinds of cedars. The essential wood oil, which was obtained by hydro-distillation from the heart wood of Cedrus libani and Cedrus atlantica, was analyzed by GC/MS. Fourteen components were identified, among which α-, β-, γ-isomers of himachalene and himachalol (75%) were predominant. Smaller amounts of the (E) and (Z) isomers of α-, β- and γ-atlantone were also presents.

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