NATURAL PRODUCT COMMUNICATIONS, vol.11, no.10, pp.1541-1544, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
The chemical composition and mosquito larvicidal and adulticidal activity of five essential oils (EOs),Dracocephalum ruyschiana L. (DR), D. foetidum Bunge (DF), D. moldavica L. (DM), D. fruticztlosum Steph. ex Willd. (DFr) and D. peregrinum L. (DP) were evaluated. Simultaneous GC-FID and GC-MS analyses revealed in the EOs of DR, DF and DM an unidentified compound (1) ([M(+)122], 5.4%, 57.9% and 74.0%, respectively). Therefore, we aimed to isolate compound 1 using Preparative Capillary GC (PCGC) connected to a Preparative Fraction Collector (PFC) system. Structure determination of 1 was determined by H-1- and C-13-NMR as p-mentha-1,8-dien-10-al (1, limonen-10-a1). Other detected major constituents were thymol (34.0%) and carvacrol (6.1%) in DR; limonene (28.8%) in DF; cis-chrysanthenol acetate (29.1%) and trans-verbenol (5.0%) in DFr; and linalool (17.9%), trans-beta-bergamotene (7.9%), (E)-nerolidol (7.7%) and eugenol (5.5%) in DP. The DFr, DP, DR and DM EOs produced 100% mortality to 1st instar larvae of Aedes aegypti L. at 250 ppm and DR and DM EO exhibited the strongest activity and killed 100% 1st instar larvae at 62.5 ppm. No adulticidal activity was observed against female Ae. aegypti. In the scope of the present study, for the first time isolation of limonen-10-al (1) from DR, DM, and DP EOs and larvicidal activity of five Dracocephalum EOs were reported.