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GC-MS Comparison of <i>Lavindin Grosso</i> Oil Obtained by Steam Distillation and SFE
Poster Title: GC-MS Comparison of Lavindin Grosso Oil Obtained by Steam Distillation and SFE
Submitted on 07 Apr 2014
Author(s): Claudia Worley, Lisa Zona, Susan Sonchik Marine
Affiliations: Miami University Middletown
This poster was presented at Pittcon 2014
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Abstract: Flowers like lavender has been used for scenting lotions, perfumes, and soaps dating back to the Egyptian era. Their essential oils have been used in applications as diverse as medicine and the culinary arts. The essential oil industry continues to grow with the popularity of aromatherapy; the market for quality lavender oil remains in demand. Lavindin Grosso was harvested by hand at Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm in Martinsburg, OH. Oil was extracted by traditional steam distillation at Miami University Middletown and by supercritical fluid extraction with carbon dioxide at The Ohio State University in Susan Olesik’s laboratory. Extracts were analyzed by GC/MS to compare the oils obtained and to compare them to commercially-available essential oils from France, Spain, and South Africa. No major differences were seen due to the extraction techniques; differences occurred due to the source of lavender. Oil yield will be determined with the next harvest. This work was performed to investigate a possible new agricultural endeavor in Ohio; SFE with carbon dioxide could be used to extract oils from several different crops.Summary: Oil was extracted from Lavindin Grosso using steam distillation and using supercritical fluid extraction (SFE). Multiple analyses of the same extract demonstrated repeatability of the analytical method. The variability between batches of distillate bracketed the composition obtained by SFE. The differences among the oils could be attributed more to where the lavender was grown than to the extraction method.References: 1) Hellivan, Pierre-Jean1,"The Expanding Supercritical Fluid CO2 Extract Universe." Perfumer & Flavorist 37.11 (2012): 26-34. Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W.Wilson). Web; accessed 23 Feb. 2014.
2) Baser, K. Husnu Can, and Gerhard Buchber. Handbook Of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis Group, 2010. Print.
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