CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF LAVENDER OIL PRODUCED FROM LAVENDER CULTIVATED IN THE SOUTH OF MADRID PUBLISHED

S. SMETAN1; Dana COPOLOVICI2; Ilinca Merima IMBREA1; Gabriela Valentina CIOBOTARIU1; L. COPOLOVICI2; Georgeta, POP1. stefansmetan@gmail.com
Abstract. Chemical composition of lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia L), produced from lavender cultivated on the experimental site of Morata (Table 1). Lavender inflorescences contain linalool as a major compound. In addition, the chemical composition is influenced by the environmental factors of the growing and blooming period of plants (HASSIOTIS et al., 2014; KIRAN, and BHANU, 2015). We identified 21 compounds in the volatile oils of Lavandula angustifolia L., out of which 14 major compounds (at a concentration of over 0.2%) accounted for 99.53% of the total number of compounds. The remainder of the chemical compounds was found in an amount less than 10% of the total amount. Our results are consistent with other studies on the composition of Lavandula angustifolia L. oil (DUDA et al., 2015, VERMA et al., 2010; DA PORTO et al., 2009). The experimental results obtained in 2016 showed that two chemical compounds, with the highest values, dominate the chromatographic profile of lavender essential oil presented in Table 1: linalool 21.28% and linalyl acetate 18.84%. These major compounds, linalool 21.28% and linalyl acetate 18.84%, are representative compounds of lavender essential oil.
lavender, essential oil, chemical composition
Field crops and pastures
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