The essential oils of Cinnamomum rhyncophyllum Miq. as natural sources of benzyl benzoate, safrole and methyl (E)-cinnamate

Ibrahim Jantan, Norsiha Ayop, Nor Azah Mohd Ali, Abu Said Ahmad, Mira Febrina Yalvema, Kartiniwati Muhammad, Azlina Razimahwati Azizi

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Abstract

The leaf, bark and wood oils of Cinnamomum rhyncophyllum Miq. were investigated by gas chromatography on two columns of different polarity, retention indices and GC-MS. The oils were composed mainly of phenylpropanoids and benzylic compounds. The leaf oil may be a potential natural source of benzyl benzoate, since it constituted up to 77% of the oil. Other compounds present in appreciable amounts in the oil were β-phellandrene (6.3%) and methyl (E)-cinnamate (4.2%). The bark and wood oils were found to possess compositional similarities with little variation in the levels of each component. Safrole (43.3-51.0%) and methyl (E)-cinnamate (40.5-43.1%) were the major constituents in these oils. However, the bark oil could be distinguished from the wood oil by containing a higher concentration of benzyl benzoate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-262
Number of pages3
JournalFlavour and Fragrance Journal
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

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Keywords

  • Benzyl benzoate
  • Cinnamomum rhyncophyllum Miq.
  • Essential oil composition
  • Lauraceae
  • Methyl (E)-cinnamate
  • Safrole

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  • Food Science
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)

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The essential oils of Cinnamomum rhyncophyllum Miq. as natural sources of benzyl benzoate, safrole and methyl (E)-cinnamate. / Jantan, Ibrahim; Ayop, Norsiha; Ali, Nor Azah Mohd; Ahmad, Abu Said; Yalvema, Mira Febrina; Muhammad, Kartiniwati; Azizi, Azlina Razimahwati.

In: Flavour and Fragrance Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, 05.2004, p. 260-262.

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Jantan, Ibrahim ; Ayop, Norsiha ; Ali, Nor Azah Mohd ; Ahmad, Abu Said ; Yalvema, Mira Febrina ; Muhammad, Kartiniwati ; Azizi, Azlina Razimahwati. / The essential oils of Cinnamomum rhyncophyllum Miq. as natural sources of benzyl benzoate, safrole and methyl (E)-cinnamate. In: Flavour and Fragrance Journal. 2004 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 260-262.
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