Composition of the Essential Oils of Centaurea sericeae Wagenitz and Centaurea ensiformis PH Davis from Turkey

KÖSE Y. B., ALTINTAŞ A., Tugay O., Uysal T., DEMİRCİ B., Ertugrul K., ...More

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.22, no.9, pp.7159-7163, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7159-7163
  • Keywords: Centaurea sericeae, Centaurea ensiformis, Asteraceae, Essential oil composition, Turkey
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from two endemic Centaurea L. species (Asteraceae); Centaurea seri:ceae Wagenitz and Centaurea ensiformis P.H Davis from Turkey was analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), simultaneously. Caryophyllene oxide (10 6 %), nonacosane (8.6 %) and hexadecanoic acid (7 %) were the main constituents in the oil of C. sericeae and beta-eudesmol (29.8 %), hexadecanoic acid (8 %) and caryophyllene oxide (7.6 %) were the main constituents in the oil of C. ensiformis.