N. NEDKOV1, A. DOBREVA1, N. KOVACHEVA1, V. BARDAROV2 and A. VELCHEVA2
1 Institute of Rose and Aromatic Plants, BG – 6100 Kazanlak, Bulgaria
2 Toxicochemical Laboratory of the Military Medical Academy, BG – 1453 Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Department of Hygiene, Medical Ecology and Nutrition of the Medical University, BG -1453 Sofia, Bulgaria
NEDKOV, N., A. DOBREVA, N. KOVACHEVA, V. BARDAROV and A. VELCHEVA, 2009. Bulgarian Rose Oil of White Oil-bearing Rose. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 15: 318-322
The white oil-bearing rose (R. alba L.) is the second most important plant for Bulgarian rose production. Regardless of the growing interest to this plant worldwide, its essential oil has not been researched well enough. The present article provides data on physico-chemical properties of the commercial type of oil of R. alba L. population, 2007 harvest. Up to 214 components were found by GC and GC-MS. The major ones were heneicosane (17.45%), nonadecan (15.06%), citronellol (13.38%), geraniol (9.07%) and nerol (4.30%).