The Variation in the Essential Oil Composition of Tanacetum cadmeum (Boiss.) Heywood ssp orientale Grierson from Turkey

Polatoglu K., GÖREN N., BAŞER K. H. C., Demirci B.

JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH, vol.21, no.2, pp.97-100, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.2009.9700122
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-100
  • Keywords: Tanacetum cadmeum ssp cadmeum, Compositae, essential oil composition, camphor, borneol, alpha-thujone, beta-eudesmol, cis-linalool oxide, nonacosane, chemotypes, SCHULTZ BIP., L.
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Water-distilled essential oils from aerial parts of Tanacetum cadmeum (Boiss.) Heywood ssp. orientale Grierson, from two different localities in Turkey, were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The flower, stern and root oils of T cadmeum ssp. orientale collected from the Adana location were characterized with a-thujone (25%, 5.2%), cis-linalool oxide (6.8%, 12.8%), trans-chrysanthenyl acetate (5.8%, 8.5%) for flower and stem oils, and beta-eudesmol (10.3%, 6.2%, 13.8%); in addition, stem oil contained 1,8-cineole (6.6%) and root oil contained hexadecanoic acid (6.0%), spathulenol (5.8%) and T-muurolol (5.3%). The flower and stem oils of T. cadmeum ssp. orientale collected front the Sivas location were characterized with camphor (25.9%, 14.8%), borneol (15.4%, 25.8%) and a-thujone (7.8%, 5.5%); in addition, stem oil contained 1,8-cineole (7.4%) and root oil contained nonacosane (16.2%), spathulenol (6.8%) and hexadecanoic acid (5.8%).