Composition of the essential oil of three endemic Centaurea species from Turkey

Koese Y. B., Demirci B., BAŞER K. H. C., YÜCEL E.

JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH, vol.20, no.4, pp.335-338, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.2008.9700025
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-338
  • Keywords: Centaurea wagenitzii, Centaurea tossiensis, Centaurea luschaniana, Asteraceae, essential oil composition, hexadecanoic acid, VOLATILE CONSTITUENTS, GROWING WILD, ASTERACEAE, COMPONENTS, BOISS., DC.
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation front three endemic Centaurea species (Asteraceae) in Phalolepis (Cass.) DC. Section; C. wagenitzii Hub.-Mor., C. tossiensis Freyn et Sint. and C. luschaniana Heimerl front Turkey were analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GUMS), simultaneously. Main constituents of the oils were found its hexadecanoic acid (25.6%, 50.6% and 40.0%, respectively). Fatty acids and their esters were identified as the main constituent groups of the three species.