Progress in Essential Oils

Mandarin Oil In 1986, Kekelidze et al. showed that the chemical composition of the peel oil of a Russian mandarin cultivar changed during fruit maturation. The changes in composition of the various stages of fruit maturity (from immature to fully mature fruit) are summarized as follows:

In 1990, Dugo used a combination of GC and GC/MS to analyze 266 samples of mandarin oil. The constituents identified and their average amounts were found to be:

Three years later, a mandarin oil produced from C. reticulata var. ponkan was analyzed by Zhu et al. (1993) and it was found to contain:

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