Fatty acid composition of Sideritis species

Ertan A., Azcan N., Demirci B., Baser K.

CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, vol.37, no.4, pp.301-303, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1013775213228
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.301-303
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Seed oils of 15 Sideritis species collected from different regions in Turkey (S. athoa, S. brevidens, S. caesarea, S. condensata, S. congesta, S. dichotoma, S. erythrantha var. cedretorum, S. germanicopolitana ssp. germanicopolitana, S. hololeuca, S. lanata, S. libanotica ssp. violascens, S. lycia, S. niveotomentosa, S. perfoliata, S. phrygia, S. pisidica) were obtained by a Soxhlet apparatus using hexane. The oil yields were found to be between 5.6-36.3% Fatly acids in the oils were converted to methyl esters and their compositions were determined by GC/MS. The main fatty acid components of the oils from all the species are linoleic (45.4-64.0%), oleic (12.3-26.5%), 6-octadecynoic (4.5-26.8%), palmitic (0.3-9.4%,), and linolenic (0.8-2.0%) acids.