Title

Alpha-Phallandren-8-ol, a rare monoterpene alcohol from the oil of Prostanthera staurophylla F. Muell.

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Russell, M, Southwell, IA & Waterman, PG 2001, 'Alpha-Phallandren-8-ol, a rare monoterpene alcohol from the oil of Prostanthera staurophylla F. Muell.', Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 446-447.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10412905.2001.9699723

Abstract

The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation of the leaves and twigs of Prostanthera staurophylla (Lamiaceae) native to the NSW New England Tablelands was investigated by GC/MS, NMR and FTIR. The shrub yielded 2.1% (fresh weight) of an oil rich in terpenoids including the rare α-phellandren-8-ol (5.7%). Other significant contributors to the mint-like aroma of the oil were found to be limonene (26.9%), α-pinene (10.7%), verbenone (8.4%), camphor (3.9%), and chrysanthenone (2.1%).