Composition of the essential oils of Lycium barbarum and L. ruthenicum fruits

  title={Composition of the essential oils of Lycium barbarum and L. ruthenicum fruits},
  author={Ayhan Altintas and M{\"u}berra Koşar and Neşe Kirimer and K. Husnu Can Baser and Bet{\"u}l Demirci},
  journal={Chemistry of Natural Compounds},
Water-distilled essential oils from the fruits of Lycium barbarum and L. ruthenicum were analyzed by GCMS. The main components in the oil of L. barbarum were found to be hexadecanoic acid (47.5%), linoleic acid (9.1%), β-elemene (5.4%), myristic acid (4.2%), and ethyl hexadecanoate (4.0%). The essential oil of L. ruthenicum has heptacosane (14.3%), ethyl linoleate (10.0%), hexacosane (7.0%), nonacosane (6.2%), and ethyl hexadecanoate (5.8%) as the main compounds. 
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