Terpenoids-XLVI : components of Indian valerian root oil

Narayanan, C. S. ; Kulkarni, K. S. ; Vaidya, A. S. ; Kanthamani, S. ; Kumari, G. Lakshmi ; Bapat, B. V. ; Paknikar, S. K. ; Kulkarni, S. N. ; Kelkar, G. R. ; Bhattacharyya, S. C. (1964) Terpenoids-XLVI : components of Indian valerian root oil Tetrahedron, 20 (4). pp. 963-968. ISSN 0040-4020

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Indian valerian root oil obtained from the roots of the plant V. wallichi collected from different areas has been examined. Neutral portion of the oil contains ar-curcumene, α,β,γ-patchoulenes, patchouli alcohol, β-sitosterol, valeranone, maali-oxide, maaliol, calarene, and the new sesquiterpene hydrocarbon β-bergamotene which is an isoprenologue of β-pinene. Acidic portion of the oil is composed of formic, propionic, butyric, isovaleric, β-methyl valeric, palmitic, steric acids, and isovaleryl ester of α-hydroxyisovaleric acid along with some unidentified acids.

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