The glycosidically bound volatile compounds of Taxus baccata

Erdemoglu N., Sener B., Demirci B., Baser K.

CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, vol.39, no.2, pp.195-198, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1024870031960
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-198
  • Keywords: Taxus baccata, Taxaceae, European yew, essential oil, glycosides, hexadecanoic acid, GC/MS analysis
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The steam volatiles obtained from the fresh and dried needles of Taxus baccata (Taxaceae), collected from Turkey after enzymatic hydrolysis, were analyzed by GC/MS. Sixty-three compounds representing 88.6% of the oil obtained from the fresh needles were identified. Hexadecanoic acid (19.6%) and decanoic acid (19.5%) were the most abundant components in these oils. Sixty-five components representing 86.6% of the oil from the dried needles were characterized, with hexadecanoic acid (22.5%) and decanoic acid (12.6%) being the major components.