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PhytoChemia Acta

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Indian Patchouli : the analysis results

21 January 2020

In the past few days, we have distilled by Clevenger leaves of Pogostemon Heyneanus (Indian patchouli).  To give you a brief summary, here is the experiment in few figures:  Leaves mass : 318 g. We have used frozen leaves, and have grinded them with a mortar.   Distillation duration : 4 hours. Essential oil obtained : […]

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The Chemistree history

6 January 2020

Corine Lormel, PhD In the past month, several pictures of chemistry Christmas trees also named chemistrees probably blossomed in your news feeds. As some of us in the laboratory,  you assume this phenomenon is recent and the pioneers are very passionate about chemistry. Of course, a bunch of enthusiasts is necessary but those who have […]

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The Mystery of the Unknown Compounds in Your Essential oils Analysis Reports.

13 December 2019

Corine Lormel, Ph.D. Some customers are surprised when they see a compound named ‘’Unknown’’ in the listing of their essential oils analysis reports. Why do the chemists keep them in all the reports? Are just unidentified compounds? Why the chemists don’t try to identify them? In this paper, we will try to understand what is […]

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