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PhytoChemia Acta

Plant profiles

Indian Patchouli : the analysis results

21 January 2020

In the past few days, we have distilled by Clevenger leaves of Postermon Heyneanus (Indian patchouli).  To give you a brief summary, here are some numbers for this experiment:  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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An atypical Vetiver

25 February 2019

Benoit Roger, Ph. D. & Alexis St-Gelais, M. Sc., chimiste Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides, syn. Chrysopogon zizanioides) is one of the essential oils we receive the most often for analysis. This is also one of the most complex oil to analyse as it contains almost only sesquiterpenoids among which a lot of unknown compounds with poor […]

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2018 summer distillations

8 January 2019

Sylvain Mercier, M. Sc., chimiste At PhytoChemia, we always like to seek around us to find interesting plants to distill. This summer, we performed several distillations of different plants. You will find in this blog post a summary of our 2018 summer distillations along with the general composition of essential oils that we obtained, their […]

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