ABSTRACT The flowers of ZhaoFen and RouFurong may contain essential oils with natural aromatic ingredients. In the present work, the chemical compositions of essential oil of Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews from the flowers of ZhaoFen and RouFurong grown only in China were investigated by GC-MS analysis. The results indicate that there are 27 constituents in ZhaoFen and 29 constituents in RouFurong, which account for 96.04% and 95.90% of the oils of ZhaoFen and RouFurong, respectively. The major components of the essential oils are character-rized by oxygenated terpenols, and their content is, respectively, 85.06% and 83.47%. The essential oil of Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews was reported for the first time on the aerial parts.
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Yin, W. , Duan, W. , Liu, P. , Deng, R. , Ren, Y. and Zhao, S. (2012) GC-MS analysis of essential oil of Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews from ZhaoFen and RouFurong flowers in China. Natural Science, 4, 552-554. doi: 10.4236/ns.2012.48073.
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