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Activities and Events

An Algorithm to Solve Them All (Almost)

7 June 2019

Alexis St-Gelais, M. Sc., Chemist – Activities and Events PhytoChemia has always been proud to provide the essential oils community with GC-FID results obtained from a dual-column system – just as it is done in academia. This powerful approach is able to solve most coelutions and reach a high level of detail in analyses in

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Discoveries

An Atypical Vetiver

25 February 2019

Benoit Roger, Ph. D. & Alexis St-Gelais, M. Sc., Chemist Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides, syn. Chrysopogon zizanioides) is one of the essential oils we receive the most often for analysis. This is also one of the most complex oil to analyse as it contains almost only sesquiterpenoids among which a lot of unknown compounds with poor

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Popularization

100% Identification?

26 January 2019

Popularization – Alexis St-Gelais, M. Sc., chimiste Analysis reports for essential oils profiles most often report some total of the compounds identifications. In our reports, as in scientific literature, the total almost never makes it to 100%. However, many other testing laboratories consistently report that they identified 100% of their oils in routine. How is

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Plant profiles

2018 Summer Distillations

8 January 2019

Sylvain Mercier, M. Sc., chimiste At PhytoChemia, we always like to seek around us to find interesting plants to distill. This summer, we performed several distillations of different plants. You will find in this blog post a summary of our 2018 summer distillations along with the general composition of essential oils that we obtained, their

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