Gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric analysis of essential oils from Pimpinella aurea, Pimpinella corymbosa, Pimpinella peregrina and Pimpinella puberula gathered from Eastern and Southern Turkey

Tabanca N., Demirci B., Kirimer N., Baser K., Bedir E., Khan I., ...More

JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A, vol.1097, no.1-2, pp.192-198, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1097 Issue: 1-2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.chroma.2005.10.047
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.192-198
  • Keywords: Pimpinella aurea, Pimpinella corymbosa, Pimpinella peregrina, Pimpinella puberula, essential oils, GC, GC-MS, phenylpropanoids, sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, GENUS PIMPINELLA, CANARY-ISLANDS, AERIAL PARTS, CONSTITUENTS, IRAN, DC
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Essential oils from fruits, stems and leaves and roots of Pimpinella aurea DC., P. corymbosa Boiss., P. peregrina L. were analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) techniques. Fruits and aerial parts of P. puberula (DC.) Boiss were also evaluated. A total of 140 different compounds were identified, and significant qualitative and quantitative differences were observed among the samples. In fact, the main constituents of each species were different and only the oils extracted from roots shared the same principal compound, epoxy pseudoisoeugenyl-2-methyl butyrate (26.8-42.8%). The other fractions were dominated by different sesquiterpene compounds although in three of them, P. aurea stem and leaves, P. puberula fruits and P. puberula stems and leaves, monoterpene constituents also appear as main ones. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.