Composition of the essential oils of Zosima absinthifolia (Vent.) Link and Ferula elaeochytris Korovin from Turkey

Baser K., ÖZEK T., Demirci B., Kurkcuoglu M., Aytac Z., Duman H.

FLAVOUR AND FRAGRANCE JOURNAL, vol.15, no.6, pp.371-372, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-372
  • Keywords: Zosima absinthifolia (Vent.) Link, Ferula elaeochytris Korovin, Umbelliferae, essential oil, octyl acetate, octyl hexanoate, nonane, alpha-pinene, germacrene B
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The hydrodistilled essential oils from dried fruits of Zusima absinthifolia and Ferula elaeochytris were analysed by GC-MS. Sixteen components, representing 95.8% of the oil in Zosima absinthifolia, and 43 components, making up 76.7% of the oil of Ferula elaeochytris, were characterized. The major components were octyl acetate (38.4%) and octyl hexanoate (31.9%) in the former oil; and nonane (27.1%), alpha -pinene(12.7%) and germacrene B (10.3%) in the latter. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.