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Comparison of Organic Extractives Found in Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) Honey and Leatherwood Flowers and Leaves


Rowland, CY and Blackman, AJ and D'Arcy, BR and Rintoul, GB, Comparison of Organic Extractives Found in Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) Honey and Leatherwood Flowers and Leaves, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 43, (3) pp. 753-763. ISSN 0021-8561 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1021/jf00051a036


Hotrienol (3,7-dimethyl-1,5,7-octatrien-3-ol, II) is the principal aroma component detected by headspace analysis in leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) honey. It arises from the dehydration of 2,6-dimethyl-3,7-octadiene-2,6-diol (I), the principal terpene in methylated and unmethylated ether extracts of leatherwood honey. The diol I was detected in leatherwood plant extracts. Methylated ether extracts of the honey also contained methyl 2-hydroxy-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)acetate (III), which has not been previously reported in honey, in addition to many other aromatic substances. Compound III was a major component of the acidic fraction of the plant extract. A methylated extract of unripe leatherwood honey collected after 1 week in the hive was found to contain methyl 2-hydroxy-3-phenylpropionate (IV) and an unidentified compound [m/z 91 (100), 180] as the principal components. The unidentified compound found in immature honey was not detected in the plant extracts. © 1995 American Chemical Society.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry
Research Field:Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Processed food products and beverages (excl. dairy products)
Objective Field:Non-dairy milk
UTAS Author:Rowland, CY (Ms Catherine Yvette Rowland)
UTAS Author:Blackman, AJ (Dr Adrian Blackman)
ID Code:7376
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:67
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25

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