Limonia acidissima, a rich source of β-pinene, from the Western Ghats of India

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We thank the Director, CIMAP, Lucknow and the Scientist-in-Charge, CIMAP, RC, Bangalore for the keen interest and facilities, and the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi for financial support (No SR/SO/PS-42/2002).

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Published in Khimiya Prirodnykh Soedinenii, No. 3, pp. 408–409, May–June, 2010.

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Syamasundar, K.V., Sravan Kumar, B., Srikanth, S. et al. Limonia acidissima, a rich source of β-pinene, from the Western Ghats of India. Chem Nat Compd 46, 486–488 (2010).

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