Master of Science
Dr. Shelly Kumar
Dr. Joong-Won Shin
Dr. John Sowa
This capstone literature project conducted a literature search on the extraction of essential oils from the leaves of ten different flowering plants using steam distillation and/or solvent extraction methods. Additionally, the project focused on characterizing and identifying the fragrant compounds present in the essential oils of these ten plants. By conducting a comprehensive literature search, this project provides a summary of the methods employed for extraction and the composition of fragrant compounds in each essential oil. A diverse range of fragrant compounds were found in various plants and flowers, including major and minor compounds such as alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, terpenes, and esters. The plants of interest in this capstone project focused on included Oriental Lily, Tuberose, Neroli, Ylang-Ylang, Gardenia, Catalpa tree, Locust flower, Eucalyptus, Viburnum, and Wisteria Vine.
Smith, Ember, "Literature Search for Extraction and Characterization of Fragrant Compounds from Ten Flowering Plants" (2023). All Capstone Projects. 671.