INDIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY SECTION B-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY INCLUDING MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, vol.37, no.10, pp.1083-1086, 1998 (SCI-Expanded)
Twenty-two compounds have been identified from ether extracts of the fruits of cultivars (Oxygemmis, Globigemmis and Angustifolia) and the wild form of Laurocerasus officinalis Roem. These are lactic acid, 2-furancarboxylic acid, benzyl alcohol, benzoic acid, alpha-hydroxy-beta-methylvaleric acid, benzeneacetic acid, succinic acid, methylsuccinic acid, 2-butenedioic acid, alpha-hydroxybenzeneacetic acid, 5-hydroxymaltol, hydroxysuccinic acid, cinnamic acid, a-hydroxybenzene propanoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzene acetic acid, vanillic acid, azelaic acid, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, p-coumaric acid, hydroxysuccinic acid benzoate and caffeic acid. Hydroxysuccinic acid, hydroxysuccinic acid benzoate and benzoic acid are the major compounds in these fruits, Benzyl alcohol, 4-hydroxybenzene acetic acid and p-coumaric acid are found only in the fruits of the wild form of Laurocerasus officinalis Roem. 5-Hydroxymaltol has been identified only in the fruits of Angustifolia.