Microdistillation as a useful tool for the analysis of minute amounts of aromatic plant materials

Baser K., Demirci B., DEMİRCİ F., Kirimer N., Hedge I.

CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, vol.37, no.4, pp.336-338, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1013718517771
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-338
  • Keywords: Cyclotrichium, Lamiaceae, microdistillation, volatile compounds, GC/MS analysis
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The MicroDistiller (Eppendorf), enables the distillation of aromatic material even in very small quantities. Using the simple microdistillation technique, minute amounts of Cyclotrichium leucotrichum (Stapf ex Rech. fil.) Leblebici and C. stamineum (Boiss. and Hohen.) Manden. and Scheng. were investigated for their volatiles by GC/MS. The main constituents were identified as beta-caryophyllene (14%), camphor (12%), and p-menth-3-en-8-ol (11%) for C. leucotrichum, and pinocamphone (33%), isopinocamphone (13%), and myrtenyl acetate (9%)for C. stamineum.