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PhytoChemia Acta

Month: August 2015

Ethylhexyl palmitate and you

31 August 2015

Alexis St-Gelais, M. Sc, Chimiste – Popularization Essential oils are worth quite a lot of money. It so happens that, in order to boost profits, unscrupulous people alter oils in various ways. This “Adulterants and you” series is there to introduce you to some of the adulterations we encounter. This is because not all of […]

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Introducing plants from the boreal forest of Quebec, Canada – Card # 5 : Clintonia borealis (Ait.) Raf.

20 August 2015

Laurie Caron, Chemist, M.Sc. – Plant card Latin name: Clintonia borealis (Ait) Raf. Common names: Yellow Clintonia, snake poison, bluebead-lily. In the boreal forest of Quebec, Canada, it’s possible to find this very common plant. Clintonia borealis is a perennial herb of the lily family. The plant has small blue fruits located on a long […]

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