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PERFUMER&FLAVORISTVOL.32SEPTEMBER2007 Clary Sage Oils
 

Summary: PERFUMER&FLAVORISTVOL.32SEPTEMBER2007
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Clary Sage Oils
Variation in composition and enantiomeric analyses of commercial vs. new
Kashmir clary sage oils
Robert Adams and Tonya Yanke, Biology Department, Baylor University
C
ommercial clary sage oils were analyzed along
with a newly available Kashmir oil (Himalayan
Foothills Oils, Srinagar, India). All of the oils
were high in linalool (14.725.1%) and linalyl acetate
(55.072.4%). Several of the commercial clary sage oils
failed to meet one or more of the European Pharmaco-
poeia 5.0 (EP 5) specifications for linalool, linalyl acetate,
germacrene D or sclareol. The new Himalayan Foothills
Oils (Inc.) clary sage oil met all the EP 5 specifications as
did the oil from Liberty Natural Products, Oregon. Chiral
analyses of linalool and linalyl acetate revealed that the
ratio of (-)-R-linalool to total linalool was not very vari-
able, ranging from 73.4% to 83.1%. However, the ratio of

  

Source: Adams, Robert P. - Department of Biology, Baylor University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine