Composition of the essential oils of Tanacetum spp. from Turkey

Goren N., Demirci B., Baser K.

FLAVOUR AND FRAGRANCE JOURNAL, vol.16, no.3, pp.191-194, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ffj.976
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-194
  • Keywords: Tanacetum argyrophyllum (C. Koch) Tvzel. var. argyrophyllum, Tanacetum argenteum (Lam.), Willd. ssp canum (C. Koch) Grierson var. canum, Tanacetum praeteritum (Horwood) Heywood subsp praeteritum, Tanacetum praeteritum (Horwood) Heywood subsp massicyticum Heywood, compositae, essential oil composition, alpha-thujone, caryophyllene oxide, beta-thujone, borneaol, 1,8-cineole, bornyl acetate, SESQUITERPENE LACTONES, ARGENTEUM, PRAETERITUM, CANUM
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Water-distilled essential oil of leaves and flowers of Tanacetum argyrophyllum (C, Koch) Tvzel. var. argyrophyllum and leaves of Tanacetum argenteum (Lam.) Willd, subsp. canum (C. Koch) Grierson var. canum, herbal parts of Tanacetum praeteritum (Horwood) Heywood subsp. praeteritum and Tanncetum praeteritum (Horwood) Heywood subsp. massicyticum Heywood (Compositae), endemic taxa, were analysed by CC-MS. Sixty-eight, 51, 50, 47 and 72 compounds, representing 90%, 86%, 72%, 91%, 83% of the oils, respectively, were identified. alpha -Thujone (52% and 63%) was the major constituent of Tanacetum argyrophyllum var. argyrophyllum leaf and Rower oils, respectively. Caryophyllene oxide (13%) and alpha -thujone (12%) were found as the main constituents of the oil of Tanacetum argenteum subsp. canum var, canum. Borneol (28%), 1,8-cineole (12%) and bornyl acetate (10%) were the major constituents of T. praeteritum subsp. praeteritum. In the oil of subsp. massicyticum, alpha -thujone (51%) and beta -thujone (10%) were characterized as the main constituents. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.