Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2004 / Article

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Volume 1 |Article ID 363102 | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/neh041

Betül Demirci, Dietrich H. Paper, Fatih Demirci, K. Hüsnü Can Başer, Gerhard Franz, "Essential Oil of Betula pendula Roth. Buds", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 1, Article ID 363102, 3 pages, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/neh041

Essential Oil of Betula pendula Roth. Buds

Received04 Dec 2003
Accepted10 Jun 2004


The essential oil of Betula pendula Roth. buds was obtained using both hydrodistillation and microdistillation techniques and their chemical compositions were analyzed using both gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Overall, more than 50 compounds were identified representing 80% and 92% for hydrodistillation and microdistillation, respectively. The main components (by hydrodistillation and microdistillation, respectively) found were α-copaene (12% and 10%), germacrene D (11% and 18%) and δ-cadinene (11% and 15%) in the analyzed essential oils. The microdistillation technique proved to be a useful tool and compliant alternative when compared to hydrodistillation.

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