Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oils of Micromeria cristata subsp phrygia and the enantiomeric distribution of borneol

Tabanca N., Kirimer N., Demirci B., DEMİRCİ F., Baser K.

JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol.49, no.9, pp.4300-4303, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/jf0105034
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4300-4303
  • Keywords: Micromeria cristata subsp phrygia, essential oils, enantiomeric distribution, borneol, GC-MS, MD-GC-MS, antimicrobial activity
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Water-distilled essential oils from herbal parts of Micromeria cristata (Hampe) Griseb. subsp. phr a P. H. Davis (Endemic) (Lamiaceae) collected from three different localities were analyzed by GCMS. The major component characterized in the three oils was borneol (27-39%). Other main components were determined as camphor (9-15%), caryophyllene oxide (4-6%), and trans-verbenol (4-6%) in the oils. Enantiomeric distributions of borneol and camphor in the oils were determined on a fused silica Lipodex-E capillary column using a multidimensional GC-MS system. The three essential oils and both enantiomers of borneol have been evaluated for their antimicrobial activity. They showed inhibitory effects on Gr (-) and Gr (+) pathogenic microorganisms.