Essential oil composition of endemic Tanacetum zahlbruckneri (Nab.) and Tanacetum tabrisianum (Boiss.) Sosn. and Takht. from Turkey

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

NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH, vol.25, no.6, pp.576-584, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14786419.2010.483434
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.576-584
  • Keywords: Tanacetum zahlbruckneri, T, tabrisianum, Asteraceae, essential oils, 1, 8-cineole, germacrene D, spathulenol, hexadecanoic acid, WALLICH EX DC, VULGARE L., ENANTIOMERIC DISTRIBUTION, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, ORIENTALE GRIERSON, VAR.-CHILIOPHYLLUM, NUBIGENUM, CONSTITUENTS, IRAN, WILD
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, water-distilled essential oils from the flowers of Tanacetum zahlbruckneri and flowers and stems of Tanacetum tabrisianum from Turkey were analysed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The flower oil of T. zahlbruckneri was characterised by the sesquiterpenes germacrene D (29.7%) and spathulenol (12%). Flower (A) and stem (B) oil of T. tabrisianum was characterised by 1,8-cineole: 17.6% (A), 22.5% (B), hexadecanoic acid: 10.3% (A), 8% (B), decanoic acid: 5.8% (A) and trans-linalooloxide acetate: 5.3% (A), 4% (B). Unlike a previous report on the essential oil composition of T. tabrisianum, in this study a 1,8-cineole and hexadecanoic acid-rich oil with a low percentage of caryophyllene oxide and spathulenol was obtained. The composition of the essential oil of endemic T. zahlbruckneri was investigated for the first time.