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Planta Med 1984; 50(5): 385-388
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Composition of Essential Oil of Ocimum kilimandscharicum Grown in Rwanda11 Dedicated to Prof. Dr. R. Hegnauer on the occasion of his 65th birthday
26 February 2007 (online)
The essential oil of Ocimum kilimandscharicum Guerke, growing wild in Rwanda, was investigated by LSC, GLC and GC-MS. The oil contained 62% 1.8-cineole, indicating the occurrence of a new chemotype of the species concerned. In addition to 1.8-cineole, 16 oxygen-containing compounds and 14 monoterpene hydrocarbons were identified, of which limonene and β-pinene were the main components. Most of the constituents were not previously known to be present in the essential oil of O. kilimandscharicum.