Chemical Composition of Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia Risso) Essential Oil Obtained by Hydrodistillation

Nabiha, Bouzouita; Abdelfatteh, El Omri; Faten, Kachouri; Hervé, Casabianca; Moncef, Chaabouni Mohamed
April 2010
Journal of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering;2010, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p60
Academic Journal
Peel essential oil of bergamot (Citrus bergamia Risso) growing in Tunisia was separated by hydrodistillation and obtained in a yield of 9.7%. The oil composition was investigated using GC and GC-MS with two columns HP-1 and HP-Innowax. Fifteen compounds accounting for 98.52% of the oil were identified. The oil was characterized by high content of limonene (59.21%), linalool (9.51%) and linalyl acetate (16.83%).


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