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PhytoChemia Acta

Tag: phytochemistry

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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Botanica 2018 – Testing the water: the rewards and challenges of hydrosol analysis

4 September 2018

Here is the lecture that we have presented at Botanica 2018 :  The aromatherapy industry interest in hydrosol has been growing in the recent years. As more practionners and enthousiast try to include them into their regiment, it gets more and more important to know their chemicals composition. Sadly, hydrosol did not get the same […]

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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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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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