Peel Oil Components of Clementine Mandarin on Different Rootstocks

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Horticulture, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran

2 Iran Citrus Research Institute, Ramsar, Iran

Abstract

The aim of this research is to identify rootstock that can synthesize the maximum level of oxygenated compounds. Peel oil was extracted using mechanical presses and eluted using n-hexane. Finally compounds were analyzed using GC-FID and GC-MS. Twenty-four, Twenty-seven and twenty-six compounds were identified in Trifoliate orange, Orlando tangelo and Murcott rootstocks, respectively Limonene (% 92.55 to 93.09) and myrcene (%1.59 to %1.70) were the main compounds. Among the three rootstocks studied, Orlando tangelo demonstrated the maximum level of oxygenated compounds. As a result of our research, we can express that the rootstocks can affect the amount of oxygenated compounds.

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