Letter to the Editor: Rose Oil in Kashmiri India

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Dear Editor,

We recently discovered that the distillation still used to distill Kashmiri rose oil analyzed in our report* had processed geranium oil before distilling the rose oil. Unfortunately, the still was not thoroughly cleaned and the reported presence of isomenthone, geranyl formate, citronellyl formate and 10-epi-eudesmol in Kashmir rose oil came from contamination of geranium oil.

We regret this error.

R.P. Adams and A.S. Shawl

*“Rose Oil in Kashmiri India,” P&F magazine, volume 34, April 2009, page 22.

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