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Title: Analysis of the Essential Oil of Artemisa Rehane and Cymbopogon Citratus
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr. Berhanu Abegaz
G/Yohannes, Paulos
Issue Date: Jun-1980
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Artemisia rehan Chiov and Cyifopogon citratus (DC)Stapf are widely grown in thelighlands of Ethiopia. These plants occupy a significant |sition in Ethiopian plantlore. The oil of Artemisia rehan, anendemic plant to Ethiopia, has been analysed for the first time.' Eighteen components of the oil have Wen identified using GLC and/or MS. Two compounds, chamaiulene and dsvanone were isolated from the oil and characterized using ir, nmr and ms• Davanone(44/) and Camphor(27/) were found to be the major constituents of the oil. Cymbopogon citratus which is also widely grown in the tropics, is used as a. crop plant in many countries of the Western Hemisphere.' The oil of the Ethiopian variety was analysed for the first time. Fifteen - components of the oil have been identified using GLC and/or MS. The major component identified was geraniol (39D* The second major component(12/), not identified, is presumed to be an aromatic compound^
Description: A Thesis Presented to the School of Graduate Studies, Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Chemistry.
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