Author Topic: Anthranilic acid from Mandarin EO?  (Read 1215 times)

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Anthranilic acid from Mandarin EO?
« on: April 23, 2002, 01:20:00 AM »
Swim was reading another post about "Mandrax," wondered what it was (methaqualone) and ended up doing some research on it.  He found a few sources on the net that say that Mandarin Essential Oil contains "anthranilic acid" or "anthranilic acid ester." swim could find no other posts on this on the hive or on rhodium's site.  Maybe someone knows something about this, or if it could be used as a precursor for quaaludes after distillation, just like the good ol' sassy oil is for honey?


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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2002, 02:12:00 AM »
The question isn't whether it could be used, but rather how much is available in that oil?  If it is a high enough %composition, then of course it could be a source.


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Anthranilic asid precursor from Mandarin EO
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2002, 08:51:00 AM »
Mandarin EO (expressed from peel) does contain "methyl methylanthranilate" according to Aromatherapy reference, although it doesn't specify what percentage, only that it is present.

I remember reading somewhere that the Essential Oil extracted from Mandarin LEAVES (rather than by expression of fruit peel) contains much higher amounts of this compound, tho I'm not certain of this. Maybe worth investigating.