Volatile Constituents of Turkish Orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) Peel Oils


Kirbaslar F. G. , Kirbaslar S. I. , Pozan G. , Boz I.

JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL BEARING PLANTS, vol.12, no.5, pp.586-604, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/0972060x.2009.10643762
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL BEARING PLANTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.586-604

Abstract

The compositions of Turkish sweet orange (Citrus cinensis (L.) Osbeck) peel oil samples have been investigated by high-resolution gas chromatograph (HRGC) and high-resolution gas chromatography mass spectrometer (HRGC-MS). The orange oils were extracted by the cold-pressing method. In total, 54 components have been identified in orange oil samples. The major monoterpenes of the orange oils were found limonene (91.14 - 92.02%), myrcene (1.30 - 1.36%), sabinene (0.95 - 0.98%) and alpha-pinene (0.88 - 0.95%). The major sesquiterpene component was beta-caryophyllene (0.05 - 0.07%). The major oxygenated components of the oils were found; aldehyde components; octanal (1.38 - 1.42%), decanal (0.23 - 0.28%) and geranial (0.13 - 0.18%), alcohol components; linalool (0.37 - 0.39%), and nerol (0.05 - 0.06%) and ester components; geranyl acetate (0.06 - 0.09%) and neryl acetate (0.05 - 0.06%).