The composition of the essential oils of Calamintha pamphylica subspecies


ALAN S., KÜRKÇÜOĞLU M., BAŞER K. H. C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY, vol.35, no.2, pp.259-265, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/biy-0806-12
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-265

Abstract

The essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation of the aerial parts of Calamintha pamphylica Boiss. & Heldr. subsp. pamphylica (A,B), subsp. davisii (Quezel & Contandr.) P.H.Davis (C,D,E), and subsp. alanyense S.Alan & Ocak (F) were analyzed using GC/MS. Menthyl acetate (26.2%-40.7%), menthol (13.5%-18.7%), and pulegone (7.7%-13.0%) were the main constituents in samples A and B; menthone (21.7%), pulegone (19.7%), and menthyl acetate (9.8%) were detected in sample C; isomenthyl acetate (16.7%), isomenthone (13.4%), and menthyl acetate (13.0%) were detected in sample D; menthyl acetate (20.9%), menthol (15.4%), and menthone (14.7%) were detected in sample E; and hexadecanoic acid (30.1%), menthyl acetate (9.3%), and hexahydro farnesyl acetone (7.3%) were the main constituents in sample F.