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Citrus Oils: Composition, Advanced Analytical Techniques, Contaminants, and Biological Activity

Series: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Industrial Profiles Volume: 49

Edited By: Giovanni Dugo and Luigi Mondello

561 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Nov 2010 | #184025 | ISBN-13: 9781439800287
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World production of citrus fruits is still growing. About 30 per cent goes into industrial production, in which essential oil and juice are the main products. The application of these products include foods, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. This books presents the most current research on methods of the analysis, composition, adulteration, contaminants, and biological activity of citrus products.

It covers research reported in the literature over the past decade. The research group that the author coordinates at the University of Messina has been conducting research on Citrus essential oils since the 80s and is known worldwide for the development and application of chromatographic methods.


Advanced analytical techniques for the study of Citrus oils. Composition of volatile the fraction of Citrus oils. The oil composition of less-common Citrus species. The oxygen heterocyclic components of Citrus essential oils. Carotenoids of Citrus oils. Terpeneless and sesquiterpeneless oils. Composition of distilled oils. Composition of neroli and petitgrains oils. The chiral compounds of Citrus. Adulteration of Citrus oils. Contaminants in Citrus oils. The biological activity of Citrus oils.

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University of Messina, Canzini, Italy University of Messina, Italy

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