Organic Chemistry International
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 187372, 5 pages
Research Article

Chemical Composition of Essential Oil from the Peel of Chinese Torreya grandis Fort

School of Perfume and Aroma Technology, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai 200235, China

Received 1 April 2011; Revised 8 June 2011; Accepted 16 June 2011

Academic Editor: William N. Setzer

Copyright © 2011 Tao Feng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The composition of the peel essential oil of Torreya grandis fort obtained by cold pressing and steam distillation was determined by GC and GC/MS. 62 constituents accounting for 99.6% of the total pressed oil were identified while 59 compounds accounting for 99.4% of the steam distilled oil were identified. Limonene (35.6–37.1%), α-pinene (20.1–24.1%), and δ-carene (3.3–3.9) were the major constituents. Others include γ-carene (3.8-3.9%), germacrene D (2.5–2.9%), and β-farnesene (2.7-2.8%).