IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL OIL COMPOSITIONS IN CINNAMON OIL BY GC-MS METHODAbstract
Essential oils are obtained from plant material. The essence or aromas of plants are due to volatile or essential oils, many of which have been valued since antiquity for their characteristic odours. In this study, qualitative and quantitative analyses of the essential oil compositions in cinnamon oil were made by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). In this analysis, the main constituents of cinnamonoil are cinnamal (63.59%), eugenol (8.32%), cinnamyl acetate (7.48%), caryophyllene (6.88%), linalool (6.31%) and eucalyptol (2.57%). These six components account for 95.15% of the total relative content of the cinnamon oil. This research also demonstrated that the cinnamonoil is rich in cinnamal, eugenol, cinnamyl acetate, caryophyllene and linalool could be a good source for these compounds.
B. Yilmaz * and L. Guven
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
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