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Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia

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CAMARGO, Ely Eduardo Saranz; TELASCREA, Marcelo  and  VILEGAS, Wagner. Effect of the decontamination using gamma irradiation on the essential oil of Turnera diffusa Wild.. Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2008, vol.18, n.3, pp.356-359. ISSN 1981-528X.

This paper describes the investigation of the essential oil obtained from the aerial parts of Turnera diffusa Wild. (Turneraceae) submitted to decontamination using irradiation with 60Co (gamma rays). Analyses of the irradiated oils allowed us to verify quali and quantitative differences among the oils.

Keywords : Turnera diffusa; Turneraceae; essencial oil; decontamination of plants; gamma irradiation; quality control.

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