Essential Oils and Waxes

  • Hans Ferdinand Linskens
  • John F. Jackson

Part of the Modern Methods of Plant Analysis book series (MOLMETHPLANT, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. A. Kiritsakis, P. Markakis
    Pages 1-20
  3. A. Kobayashi, M. Kawakami
    Pages 21-40
  4. M. E. Crespo, J. Jiménez, C. Navarro
    Pages 41-61
  5. R. P. Adams
    Pages 159-173
  6. A. D. Kinghorn, C. A. J. Erdelmeier
    Pages 175-184
  7. L. A. C. Pieters, A. J. Vlietinck
    Pages 185-193
  8. R. B. Inman, P. Dunlop, J. F. Jackson
    Pages 195-203
  9. S. Misra, A. Ghosh
    Pages 205-229
  10. H. E. M. Dobson
    Pages 231-251
  11. J. F. Jackson, H. F. Linskens
    Pages 291-295
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 331-337

About this book


Given the growing importance of essential oils and waxes, this volume deals with the analysis of a broad spectrum of these compounds from many plant origins. Commercial oils such as olive oil are analysed as are trees such as eucalyptus, mentha, cedar and juniper. In addition, analysis of spices, seasoning, seaweeds, perfumes, liquors and atmospheric monoterpene hydrocarbons are to be found in this book. The volatiles of flower and pollen may be of importance in attraction of bees and other insects to certain plants for pollination purposes; this topic is also discussed. Waxes, both in the soil and as leaf components are analysed and presented in such a way making this book valuable to scientists with varying interests worldwide.


Natural products Naturstoffe Organic compounds Pollen Wachs hydrocarbons plants Öle, pflanzlich

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Ferdinand Linskens
    • 1
  • John F. Jackson
    • 2
  1. 1.ErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Viticulture, Enology and Horticulture Waite Agricultural Research InstituteUniversity of AdelaideGlen OsmondAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84025-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84023-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0937-8340
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