Citrus Oils: Composition, Advanced Analytical Techniques, Contaminants, and Biological Activity by Giovanni Dugo, Luigi Mondello

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Citrus Oils: Composition, Advanced Analytical Techniques, Contaminants, and Biological Activity

 

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Features

  • Presents the most current research on methods of analysis, composition, and biological activity of citrus products
  • Draws extensively from scientific literatures between 1999 and 2008
  • Includes new material on carotenoids of citrus oils as well as new research on terpeneless and sesquiterpeneless oils
  • Includes the contributions of leading researchers

Summary

World production of citrus fruits is still growing. At present, about 30 percent of that yield is devoted to industrial production, mostly on those essential oils and juices used in foods, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Covering research reported in the literature over the past ten years, this book presents the most current research available on the analysis, composition, and biological activity of citrus products, as well as concerns with adulteration and contaminants. The research group currently coordinated by the editors at the University of Messina has been investigating citrus essential oils since the 80s and is known worldwide for its development of chromatographic investigation methods.

 

 

Table of Contents

Composition of the Volatile Fraction of Citrus Peel Oils, Giovanni Dugo, Antonella Cotroneo, Ivana Bonaccorsi, Alessandra Trozzi


Volatile Components in Less Common Citrus Species, Estelle Delort, Regula Naef

Composition of Distilled Oils, Luis Haro-Guzmán

Concentrated Citrus Oils, Herta Ziegler

Composition of Petitgrain Oils, Giovanni Dugo, Antonella Cotroneo, Ivana Bonaccorsi

Extracts from the Bitter Orange Flowers (Citrus aurantium L.): Composition and

Adulteration, Giovanni Dugo, Louis Peyron, Ivana Bonaccorsi

The Chiral Compound of Citrus Oils, Luigi Mondello, Rosaria Costa, Danilo Sciarrone, Giovanni Dugo

The Oxygen Heterocyclic Components of Citrus Essential Oils, Paola Dugo, Marina Russo

Carotenoids of Citrus Oils, Paola Dugo, Daniele Giuffrida

Minor Components in Extracts of Citrus Fruits, Regula Naef

Advanced Analytical Techniques for the Analysis of Citrus Oils, Peter Quinto Tranchida, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello, Giovanni Dugo

Contaminants in Citrus Essential Oils: State of the Art (2000–2009), Giacomo Dugo, Giuseppa Di Bella, Marcello Saitta

Biological Activities of Citrus Essential Oils, Giuseppe Bisignano, Francesco Cimino, Antonella Saija

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