To analyze the essential oil composition of the flower of Jasminum officinale
grandifloroum L. (Jasminum grandiflorum
) by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
The optimum GC-MS conditions used for the analysis were 250 °C inlet temperature, 150 °C
MSD detector temperature, and GC oven temperature program as follows: 100 °C initial temperature,
increased to 270 °C at 4 °C/min, final temperature 270 °C and held for 7.5 min.
Thirty compounds were identified, representing 99.28 % of the oil content. The major volatile
components of the flower were 3,7,11,15- tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-oliphytolj (25.77 %), 3,7,11-
trimethyldodeca -1,6,10-trien-3-ol (12.54 %) and 3,7,11,15- tetramethyl -1-Hexadecen-3-ol (12.42 %).
The results show that phytol is the major volatile component of Jasminum grandiflorum