ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION-Constituents of the Cotton Bud. Terpene Hydrocarbons

J. P. Minyard, J. H. Tumlinson, P. A. Hedin, A. C. Thompson

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The terpene hydrocarbons from the buds (squares) of Deltapine Smooihleaf cotton were obtained by steam distillation and column chromatography. Components identified and their percentages of the essential oil were: l-α-pinene (8.88), l-camphene (0.41), β-pinene (1.03), myrcene (8.16), α-phellandrene (0.07), α-terpinene (0.02), Mimonene (1.21), β-phellandrene (0.09), trans-β-ocimene (3.90), γ-terpinene (trace), and terpinolene (0.21). Various gas chromatographic techniques were utilized for preliminary identifications. Positive identifications were made by infrared, proton resonance, and ultraviolet spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-602
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of agricultural and food chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1965

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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