Essential oils from schinus molle L. berries and leaves

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  • Massimo Maffei,

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    1. Department of Morphophysiology, University of Turin, Viale P. A. Mattioli 25, 10125 Turin, Italy
    • Department of Morphophysiology, University of Turin, Viale P. A. Mattioli 25, 10125 Turin, Italy
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  • Franco Chialva

    1. Research Laboratory, Martini & Rossi S.p.A., 10020 Pessione, Turin, Italy
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Abstract

Essential oils from Schinus molle L. berries and leaves were analysed by means of GC–MS. Berry oil contained mainly α- and β-phellandrene (55.4% and 15.4% respectively) along with limonene (14.3%). Leaf oil which also contained α- and β-phellandrene and limonene (30.2%, 9.6% and 9.3% respectively), was characterizied by the presence of sesquiterpenes such as elemol (13.3%), germacrene-D (5.2%), γ-eudesmol (3.2%) and T-cadinol (4.7%), which were present only in traces in the oil from the berries.

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