Water soluble fractions of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium species) essential oil.

@article{Rao2002WaterSF,
  title={Water soluble fractions of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium species) essential oil.},
  author={Bhaskaruni R Rajeswara Rao and Pinki Kaul and Kodakandla V Syamasundar and Sai Sudha Ramesh},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2002},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={243-6}
}
The essential oil of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium species, family: Geraniaceae) obtained through steam or water plus steam distillation of shoot biomass is extensively used in the fragrance industry and in aromatherapy. During distillation, a part of the essential oil becomes dissolved in the distillation water (hydrosol) and is lost as this hydrosol is discarded. In this investigation, hydrosol was shaken for 30 min with hexane (10:1 proportion) and the hexane was distilled to yield… CONTINUE READING
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