Essential oils from the buds of Betula spp. growing in Turkey

Demirci B., Baser K.

FLAVOUR AND FRAGRANCE JOURNAL, vol.18, no.2, pp.87-90, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ffj.1159
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-90
  • Keywords: Betula browicziana, Betula litwinowii, Betula medwediewii, Betula pendula, Betula recurvata, Betulaceae, essential oil, Likens-Nickerson simultaneous distillation-extraction, GC-MS, 14-hydroxy-beta-caryophyllene, 14-hydroxy-4,5-dihydro-beta-caryophyllene
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The essential oils from buds of Betula browicziana A. Guner, B. litwinowii Doluch., B. medwediewii Regel, B. pendula Roth and B. recurvata V. Vassil. (Betulaceae) were either hydrodistilled using a Clevengertype apparatus or were subjected to Likens-Nickerson simultaneous distillation-extraction (SDE) when the plant material amounts were insufficient. The resulting bud essentiat oils were analysed by GC-MS. Main components were detected as 14-hydroxy-beta-caryophyllene (1) and 14-hydroxy-4,5-dihydro-beta-caryophyllene (2) in all the oil samples. Copyright (C) 2003 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.