GC Analysis of Spearmint Essential Oil on SLB®-IL59

GC Analysis of Spearmint Essential Oil on SLB®-IL59


column SLB-IL59, 30 m x 0.25 mm I.D., 0.2 µm (28891-U)
oven 50 °C, 3 °C/min to 300 °C
carrier gas helium, 30 cm/sec, constant
detector FID


Analysis Note The volatile fraction of essential oils represents a quite complex matrix, being composed of a large variety of compounds, mainly terpenes, sesquiterpenes, alcohols and other oxygenated compounds, that cannot be all separeted in a single GC analysis. The ionic liquid GC column, SLB®-IL59 showed a good resolvling power toward all the classes of compounds present in the essential oils. It also provided good peak shape for both terpenes and oxygenated compounds thus proving it is a valuable polar GC column for the analyis of these types of samples. More than 50 °Compounds have been identified on this column by using mass spectra databases and by co-injection of standards.
Categories Analytical Chromatography, GC Applications, Essential Oils
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  • (E)-Caryophyllene
  • (E)-dihydro-Carvone
  • (E)-β-Farnesene
  • (E)-β-Ocimene
  • (Z)-dihydro-Carvone
  • (Z)-Jasmone
  • (Z)-β-Ocimene
  • 1,5-di-epi-β-Bourbonene
  • 1,6-Dihydrocarveol
  • 2,5-Diethyltetrahydrofuran
  • 3-Octyl acetate
  • Carvone
  • cis-Sabinene hydrate
  • Dihydrocarveyl acetate
  • Eucalyptol
  • Germacrene D
  • Limonene
  • Linalool
  • Menthol
  • Menthyl acetate
  • Myrcene
  • Neodihydrocarveol
  • Octan-3-ol
  • p-Cymene
  • Piperitone
  • Sabinene
  • Terpinen-4-ol
  • Terpinolene
  • trans-Carveol
  • trans-Carvyl acetate
  • Viridiflorol
  • α-Pinene
  • α-Terpinene
  • α-Terpineol
  • α-Thujene
  • β-Bourbonene
  • β-Phellandrene
  • β-Pinene
  • γ-Terpinene


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