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