Progress in Essential Oils

Lime Oil A commercially available distilled oil of lime was the subject of analysis by Inoma et al. (1989).

Kaiser (1993) showed that the volatiles found in a hexane peel wash of Key lime were very different to that of a hexane peel extract. In particular, he found that key components (ca. 10%) in the peel wash volatiles were methyl trans-(Z)- jasmonate and methyl cis-(Z)-jasmonate (1:1 ratio).

Jantan et al. (1996) used a combination of GC on both polar and non-polar columns and GC/MS to examine the composition of a distilled oil from the peel of C. aurantifolia (Key lime) of Malaysian origin.

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