How does one calculate the mass of clove oil present in 4 grams of cloves and the theoretical mass of clove oil
that could be isolated from the cloves by steam distillation?
The three chemical compents of clove oil are (The Eugenol is the primary chemical component present in clove oil.)
1. Eugenol: Molar weight=164.20 g/mol.
2.Acetyleugenol: MW=206.24 g/mol
3. Caryophyllene: MW= 204.35 g/mol
Also, 14-17% of the mass of cloves is clove oil, and half of that (7-10%) can be isolated by steam distillation