Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 28–29 | Cite as

Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil of Rosmarinus officinalis Cultivated in the Algerian Sahara

  • O. Touafek
  • A. Nacer
  • A. Kabouche
  • Z. Kabouche
  • C. Bruneau
Article

Abstract

The volatile compounds obtained by hydrodistillation of the aerial parts of Rosmarinus officinalis cultivated at the Algerian Sahara were analyzed by GC/MS. Thirty compounds were characterized representing 98.2% of the essential oil with 1,8-cineole (29.5%), 2-ethyl-4,5-dimethylphenol (12.0%) and camphor (11.5%) as the major components.

Rosmarinus officinalis essential oil GC/MS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Touafek
    • 1
  • A. Nacer
    • 1
  • A. Kabouche
    • 1
  • Z. Kabouche
    • 1
  • C. Bruneau
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Obtention de Substances Therapeutiques (LOST), Faculte des SciencesUniversite Mentouri -Constantine, Campus Chaabet ErsasConstantineAlgerie
  2. 2.U.M.R./C.N.R.SUniversite de Rennes 1Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes cedexFrance

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