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The quality of citronella essential oil based on chemical composition is described. The authenticity of the essential oil was carried out using gas chromatography mass spectrometry. The content of the major constituents was determined using GC-FID and proton NMR using internal standard.

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Fast and low income method was used to evaluate the authenticity of the essential oil of citronella.


This work was carried out with collaboration of researchers from three distinct institutions. This was a great opportunity to extend my collaboration network. I enjoy working in the analysis of different natural products, whereas identifying the constituents or evaluating their quality and authenticity.

Cristiane Cerceau
Universidade Federal de Vicosa

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This page is a summary of: 1 H‐NMR and GC for detection of adulteration in commercial essential oils of Cymbopogon ssp, Phytochemical Analysis, July 2019, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/pca.2869.
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