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The Volatile Constituent Analysis of Orobanche alba Stephan from Iran

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 5 ]


Seyyed Jalal Roudbaraki and Davood Nori-Shargh   Pages 496 - 499 ( 4 )


The constituents of the essential oil of Orobanche alba Stephan growing wild in Iran using GC-FID and GC-MS were identified. Forty components were identified, constituting approximately 96.09% of the oil. The oil was rich in Geranyl acetate (26.0%), Palmitic acid (12.5%), Geranial (11.8%) and Neral (10.2%). The results obtained showed that the essential oil of O. alba Stephan consists of twelve oxygenated monoterpene compounds (62.1%).


Orobanche alba Stephan, essential oil, geranyl acetate, palmitic acid, geranial, neral.


Department of Chemistry, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 38135/567, Arak, Iran.

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