Microdistillation as a useful tool for the analysis of minute amounts of aromatic plant materials


Baser K., Demirci B., Demirci F., Kirimer N., Hedge I.

CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, vol.37, no.4, pp.336-338, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1013718517771
  • Title of Journal : CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-338

Abstract

The MicroDistiller (Eppendorf), enables the distillation of aromatic material even in very small quantities. Using the simple microdistillation technique, minute amounts of Cyclotrichium leucotrichum (Stapf ex Rech. fil.) Leblebici and C. stamineum (Boiss. and Hohen.) Manden. and Scheng. were investigated for their volatiles by GC/MS. The main constituents were identified as beta-caryophyllene (14%), camphor (12%), and p-menth-3-en-8-ol (11%) for C. leucotrichum, and pinocamphone (33%), isopinocamphone (13%), and myrtenyl acetate (9%)for C. stamineum.