The essential oil composition of aerial parts of Anthemis tricolor Boiss. from Cyprus

Karaalp C., Erel S. B., Nalbantsoy A., Guecel S., Demirci B., Baser K. H. C.

NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH, vol.28, no.7, pp.488-491, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14786419.2013.867857
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.488-491
  • Keywords: essential oil, Anthemis tricolor, germacrene-D, muurola-4,11-diene, beta-caryophyllene, GC/MS, TAXA, L.
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The water-distilled essential oil from the aerial parts of Anthemis tricolor Boiss. (Asteraceae), an endemic taxon from Cyprus, was analysed by GC and GC-MS. The analysis revealed 40 compounds accounting for 84.5% of the oil. Muurola-4,11-diene (20.2%), beta-caryophyllene (9.1%) and germacrene-D (5.5%) were the main compounds of A. tricolor. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first detailed study of the essential oil composition of A. tricolor collected from Cyprus.