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Planta Med. 1981 Apr;41(4):359-65.

Constituents of essential oil of Aframomum giganteum.

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  • 1Istituto di Chimica organica dell'Universit√† degli Studi, Viale Taramelli 10, 27100 Pavia, Italy.


The composition of the essential oil of Aframomum giganteum was investigated by GC-MS. Forty seven terpenes were identified, the oil contained a high percentage of linalool and linalyl acetate which are mainly responsible for the smell of the A. giganteum stems. Fatty acids, paraffins, n-octanol, n-nonanol and guaiacol were also identified.

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