Composition of the essential oil and the headspace sample of mandragora autumnalis bertol. Fruits

Baser K., KÜRKÇÜOĞLU M., DEMİRCİ B., Erdogmus H.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.10, no.6, pp.632-634, 1998 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1998.9700991
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.632-634
  • Keywords: Decyl acetate, Essential oil composition, Ethyl butyrate, Ethyl decanoate, Ethyl dodecanoate, Ethyl hexanoate, Headspace analysis, Mandragora autumnalis, Mandrake, Solanaceae
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Fresh ripe fruits of Mandragora autumnalis were subjected to water distillation and headspace trapping. Both products were analyzed by GC/MS. In the essential oil, 100 compounds were characterized representing 92% of the oil with ethyl decanoate (14.2%), ethyl dodecanoate (13–1%) and decyl acetate (10.7%). Forty nine headspace constituents were identified making up of 99–2% of the total components detected. The main components were ethyl hexanoate (34.6%) and ethyl butyrate (25.5%). © 1998, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.