Application of gas-liquid chromatography to the analysis of essential oils. Part XII. Determination of patchouli alcohol in oil of patchouli
The patchouli alcohol content of oil of patchouli may be used to indicate the extent of any gross adulteration. The recommended method for its determination is capillary column gas chromatography although packed columns can also be used. The paper describes the isolation and purification of patchouli alcohol for use as the reference standard.