Volatile constituents of the peel and leaf of Citrus aurantium L.cultivated in the north of Iran

Document Type: Original Article

Abstract

The essential oil constituents of the peel and leaf of Citrus aurantiumL. (Rutaceae) grown in the
north of Iran, were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Fourteen components representing 99.6% of
the leafoil were identified. The major compounds were linalool (39.4%), linalyl acetate (38.8%)
and a-terpineol (7.2%). Twenty constituents consisting 99.4% of the peeloil were identified.
The main components were limonene (91.3%), b-myrcene (3.0%) and linalool (1.1%).

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