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Aromatic Components of the Leaves of the New Zealand Lemonwood Tree Pittosporum eugenioides

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The major aromatic components of the essential leaf oil of the New Zealand lemonwood tree Pittosporum eugenioides are octyl acetate (33%), terpinen-4-ol (13%), decanol (6%) and (Z)-hex-3-enol (5%). These products are responsible for the characteristic Citrus-like aroma which is detected when the leaves are crushed, a phenomenon which provided the species with its common name. The major component of the oil, octyl acetate is also an abundant component of the essential oils of Heracleum and Boswellia species.

Received: 2003-5-27
Revised: 2003-7-18
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 2004-2-1

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