The Amounts of Limonene on Orange Peels: Effects of Species or Geographical Location

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dc.contributor.author McCray, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Christie, Allen
dc.contributor.author Dzogbeta, Seli
dc.contributor.author Mpofu, Prudence
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-24T16:46:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-24T16:46:44Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-24T16:46:44Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/967
dc.description Advisor: John N. Gitua en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore whether the concentration of limonene on orange peels is affected by either the species of the oranges or the geographical location of such oranges. Extraction of limonene from oranges sampled with the respect to a) species and b) origin was achieved via refluxing of the well-divided orange peels in hexane and the amounts of limonene from the crude extract determined using gas chromatographic technique (GC). This study (ongoing) will offer insights as to how i) species or ii) geographical location or both affect the amount of limonene on the orange peels. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2009;36
dc.subject Orange peel en_US
dc.subject Oranges--Varieties en_US
dc.subject Oranges--Geography--Location en_US
dc.subject Hexane en_US
dc.title The Amounts of Limonene on Orange Peels: Effects of Species or Geographical Location en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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