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PhytoChemia Acta

Tag: science

How Much Agarwood in your Agarwood?

5 June 2017

Hubert Marceau, Chimiste, B. Sc. Agarwood is an oil with a very specific odor profile. Almost no two oils will have the same exact smell: sometimes it is leathery, other time smoky, some even have fruity notes and other lots can smell a bit cheesy. The reason for that come from how it is produced. Agarwood is […]

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Essential Oil Card – Bergamot

30 May 2017

Bergamot oil is cold pressed from peels of Citrus aurantium ssp. bergamia fruits. Main compounds found in bergamot are limonene, linalool and linalyl acetate. Common adulteration of this oil is made by adding synthetic linalool and/or synthetic linalyl acetate. This can be easily detected with GC-MS analysis. Cold pressed bergamot oil is known to be […]

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New Scientific Boardgame – Lab Wars

17 May 2017

Laurie Caron, Chimist, M.Sc. In february 2016, PhytoChemia has participed of Lab Wars’s kickstarter and became a sponsor of the game. We found that it was a great idea for promoting science and showing to the public that GC-MS, centrifuges, scientific publication and Nobel price could be very cool !       Our donation […]

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A new team member

27 April 2017

    We are pleased to introduce Mr. Benoit Roger Ph. D., the new member in the team dedicated to consulting service and analyses. During the past few years, Benoit worked as a post-doc at the ‘’Laboratoire LASEVE’’ (UQAC) and as coordinator of Groupe BoréaRessources, a local company producing boreal essential oil he greatly contributed […]

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