Progress in Essential Oils

Juniperberry Oil In 1983, Popesco used TLC and IR to examine the composition of juniperberry oil of Romanian origin. The following components were tentatively identified by the above-described inaccurate laboratory technique of TLC separation and characterization:

According to Mambetsadytov et al. (1990), the main components of Russian juniperberry oil were:

Furthermore, they found that the monoterpene content was lowest during the summer months.

The enantiomeric distribution of terpinen-4-ol found in 8.1% amount in a commercial sample of juniperberry oil was determined by Ravid et al. (1992) to be:

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