Purity Specifications of Constituents of Cinnamon Essential Oil by Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy Analysis

Hicham Boughendjioua, Nadia Amoura, Zahra Boughendjioua

Abstract


Three main tools are used to determine the structures of organic molecules. These tools are
infrared (IR) spectroscopy, mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
spectroscopy. Infrared Spectroscopy (IR), Mass Spectrometry (MS) and Nuclear Magnetic
Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR). Organic molecules absorb light (infrared, ultraviolet, etc.) at
particular wavelengths based on different vibrational modes unique to the specific functional
groups and structural features. In the present study, the volatile compounds of Cinnamon
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum) were detected and identified by Fourier Transformed Infrared
Spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis. FTIR allowed us to identify 10 volatile compounds and
indicated than the functional groups of the essential oils are CHx, C=C and C=O.

Keywords


Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Essential oil, Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR).

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30750/ijpbr.5.2.7

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