Comparison Scent Compound Emitted from Flowers of Damask Rose and Persian Musk Rose
Akbar Karami* and Samira Jandoust
Department of Horticultural Science, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Karami A
Department of Horticultural Science
College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
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Received date: June 27, 2016; Accepted date: July 01, 2016; Published date: July 04, 2016
Citation: Karami A, Jandoust S (2016) Comparison Scent Compound Emitted from Flowers of Damask Rose and Persian Musk Rose. Med Aromat Plants 5:259. doi:10.4172/2167-0412.1000259
Copyright: © 2016 Karami A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Rose emits a great group of scent that is functional in their communication with their instantaneous environment. In this study, the chemical compositions of floral scent from Damask and Musk roses flowers were isolated at full bloom stage by using headspace extraction. The main floral headspace components in Damask rose were Phenylethyl alcohol (2-phenylethanol), β-citronellol, α-Pinene and Geranyl acetate however the main components in Musk rose were Phenylethyl alcohol, 1-Nonadecene, Heneicosane and n-Nonadecane. In the both of species, the relative percentage of Phenyl ethyl alcohol was main scent compound. β-citronellol, α-Pinene and Geranyl acetate were highest and a major component in the Damask rose however these components (except α-Pinene) were not detected in Musk rose. The results of this study indicated that a number of factors, including particular rose species and the genetic triggers for releasing fragrance, determine the amount of fragrance.