Aromas from Quebec. I. Composition of the essential oil of the rhizomes of Acorus calamus L.

Citation

Garneau, F.-X., Collin, G., Gagnon, H., Bélanger, A., Lavoie, S., Savard, N., and Pichette, A. (2008). "Aromas from Quebec. I. Composition of the essential oil of the rhizomes of Acorus calamus L.", Journal of Essential Oil Research (JEOR), 20(3), pp. 250-254.

Abstract

The chemical composition of the essential oil obtained from the rhizomes of Acorus calamus (sweet flag) collected in the Grondines region, Province of Québec, was determined by GC/FID and GC/MS analyses. Several components were isolated by liquid chromatography and were identified by various N M R experiments such as:1H -N M R, ¹³C-N MR, HSQC, HMBC, and NOESY. The major compounds were identified as preisocalamenediol, acorenone, shyobunone, and cryptoacorone. The complete stereochemical structure ot cryptoacorone was elucidated.

Publication date

2008-12-31