Corymbia citriodora: a valuable resource from Australian flora for the production of fragrances, repellents, and bioactive compounds

Goodine, Tyler, and Oelgemoeller, Michael (2020) Corymbia citriodora: a valuable resource from Australian flora for the production of fragrances, repellents, and bioactive compounds. ChemBioEng Reviews, 7 (6). pp. 170-192.

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Abstract

As global chemical manufacturing has historically relied on inexpensive feedstocks from the petrochemical industry, the identification of new naturally derived feedstocks represents an important and sustainable alternative. This review introduces Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson as an attractive renewable resource of natural compounds for organic chemical transformations. Although native to Australia, this plant species is now grown and harvested worldwide. The chemical composition of citriodora oils varies with location, harvesting season and age of leaves. Beyond their historic uses as fragrances or repellents, the more abundant terpenes found in citriodora oils such as citronellal, citronellol, and isopulegol have notable roles in the manufacture of fine chemicals. This review highlights several industrial processes intimately related to the citriodora terpenes, some advances in fragrances and repellents, as well as the use of these terpenes in the most recently reported synthesis of bioactive compounds. Where relevant, processes highlighting the adoption of green chemistry principles are presented and briefly discussed.

Item ID: 65341
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2196-9744
Keywords: Citronellal, Citronellol, Corymbia citriodora, Fine chemicals, Isopulegol, Natural products, Renewable materials
Copyright Information: (C) 2020 Wiley-VCH GmbH
Funders: Fonds Pacifique, Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation, Rare Earth Oils, Vapourtec Ltd, James Cook University
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 02:44
FoR Codes: 34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3405 Organic chemistry > 340502 Natural products and bioactive compounds @ 40%
34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3405 Organic chemistry > 340503 Organic chemical synthesis @ 30%
34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3405 Organic chemistry > 340504 Organic green chemistry @ 30%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences @ 100%
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