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Titre du document / Document title

Main Industrial Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia) Oil Chemotype Productions from Madagascar

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

RAMANOELINA Panja A. R. ; BIANCHINI Jean Pierre ; GAYDOU Emile M. ;

Résumé / Abstract

The chemical composition of craft and industrial niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia) leaf essential oils from Madagascar has been investigated over ten years. Samples (159) which are representative of this country correspond each year to 1.5-2 tons essential oil production. Among the various components identified by GC/M S, twenty-one were used for statistical analyses, the major components were α- pinene (0.1-17%), limonene (0.0-12%), 1,8- cineole (0.0-71%), α-terpineol (0.0-12%), (E)-nerolidol (0.0-95%) and viridiflorol (0.1-36%). Niaouli essential oils from Madagascar were classified into three chemotypes using Principal Component Analysis (PCA):acineole chemotype (49-62%), a viridiflorol chemotype (21-36%) and an (E)-nerolidol chemotype (56-95%). The 1,8-cineole chemotype is widespread, representing 92% of the samples investigated if the leaf collection is done at random. The chemotype choice for production is possible using tree selection by leaf olfactory selection before leaf harvesting for essential oil production.

Revue / Journal Title

The Journal of essential oil research    ISSN  1041-2905   CODEN JEOREG 

Source / Source

2008, vol. 20, no3, pp. 261-266 [6 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Allured, Carol Stream, IL, ETATS-UNIS  (1989) (Revue)

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

Melaleuca quinquenervia






essential oil composition










principal component analysis


olfactory selection


Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 22995, 35400019584433.0200

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 20298935

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