Microchimica Acta

, Volume 95, Issue 1–6, pp 193–198 | Cite as

GC-FTIR and GC-MS in odour analysis of essential oils

  • Alexej Nikiforov
  • Leopold Jirovetz
  • Gerhard Buchbauer
  • Vittorio Raverdino
Cupled Technique (GC-FTIR, LC-FTIR, SFC-FTIR)

Abstract

The analysis of odour components in East Indian Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album L.) and in Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin Benth.) based on GC-, GC-FTIR- and GC-MS-data resulted in the identification ofα-santalene,α-santalal,β-santalal, epi-β-santalal,α-santalol,β-santalol, (E)-β-santalol,α-bergamotol and spirosantalol in Sandalwood Oil and of (−)-patchoulol,α-guaiene,α-patchoulene, seychellene,α-bulnesene, norpatchoulenol and pogostol in Patchouli Oil as the most intense aroma compounds of these oils.

Key words

East Indian Sandalwood Oil Patchouli Oil odour analysis GC-MS GC-FTIR 

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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexej Nikiforov
    • 1
  • Leopold Jirovetz
    • 2
  • Gerhard Buchbauer
    • 2
  • Vittorio Raverdino
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Organic ChemistryUniversity of ViennaWienAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Pharmaceutical ChemistryUniversity of ViennaWienAustria
  3. 3.Hewlett-Packard S. A.Meyrin 2 (Geneva)Switzerland

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