Comparison of volatile profiles of nine litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) cultivars from Southern China.


Volatile components of nine litchi cultivars (10 samples) with high commercial value from Southern China were investigated by means of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry combined with headspace solid phase microextraction. A total of 96 volatiles were detected, of which 43 were identified. Seventeen common volatiles in all the samples included linalool, cis-rose oxide, alpha-terpineol, beta-citronellol, geraniol, p-cymene, ethanol, 3-methyl-3-buten-1-ol, 3-methyl-2-buten-1-ol, 1-hexanol, (E)-2-hexen-1-ol, 2-ethyl-1-hexanol, 1-octen-3-ol, 1-octanol, ethyl acetate, p,alpha-dimethylstyrene and 3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole. Although the volatile composition and concentration varied between these cultivars, the components with the highest OAVs in most cultivars were still cis-rose oxide, trans-rose oxide, 1-octen-3-ol, and geraniol. Two Huaizhi samples from two producing areas exhibited similar volatile profiles, and significantly different from other cultivars according to cluster analysis performed on amounts of major volatile components.

DOI: 10.1021/jf902144c

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@article{Wu2009ComparisonOV, title={Comparison of volatile profiles of nine litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) cultivars from Southern China.}, author={Yuwen Wu and Qiuhong Pan and Wenjun Qu and Chang-qing Duan}, journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry}, year={2009}, volume={57 20}, pages={9676-81} }