- Volume 42 Issue 6
The study was carried out to identify compositions and recovery yield of aromatic compounds of flower in Chinese yam (Dioscorea batatas Decne). Total 26 volatile aromatic compounds were identified and peak area percentage of aliphatic alcohol in Dan-ma was higher than in Jang-ma. Major volatile aromatic compounds analyzed by GC/MS were 1,2-butyleneglycol, phenylalcohol, caproic acid, cinnamic alcohol, and palmitic acid. Recovery yield of essential oils of Dan-ma was higher than in Jang-ma as 0.983％. As a result, it was concluded that Chinese yam was worthy of cultivating as perfume and medicinal crops.