Chemical Composition of the Essential Oils of Two Rhodiola Species from Tibet

Yidong Lei 1 , Peng Nan 1 , 2 , Tashi Tsering 3 , Zhankui Bai 1  and Yang Zhong 1
  • 1 Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Science and Ecological Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
  • 2 Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology, Shanghai 201203, China
  • 3 Department of Chemistry, Biology and Geography, Tibet University, Lhasa 850000, China

The essential oils from rhizomes of Rhodiola crenulata and R. fastigiata in eastern Tibet were analyzed by using GC-MS. The major constituents were geraniol (53.3%), n-octanol (13.4%), 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol (10.8%), citronellol (5.3%), 3-methyl-2-buten-1-ol (4.0%), myteol (3.0%), and linalool (2.4%) for R. crenulata and geraniol (45.3%), n-octanol (12.3%), 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol (8.0%), linalool (5.1%), isogeraniol (4.5%), citronellol (4.4%), and cissabinenehydrate (3.6%) for R. fastigiata.

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