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

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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.

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Touafek, O., Nacer, A., Kabouche, A. et al. Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil of Rosmarinus officinalis Cultivated in the Algerian Sahara. Chemistry of Natural Compounds 40, 28–29 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1023/B:CONC.0000025460.78222.69

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  • Rosmarinus officinalis
  • essential oil
  • GC/MS