Lipids and essential oil of Origanum onites

Azcan N., Kara M., Asilbekova D., ÖZEK T., Baser K.

CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, vol.36, no.2, pp.132-136, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02236414
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-136
  • Keywords: Origanum onites, lipids, fatty acids, sterols, hydrocarbons, essential oil
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Neutral lipids, glycolipids, phospholipids, pigments, and essential oil of the above-ground part of Origanum onites L. (Lamiaceae) are isolated and characterized for the first time. The fatty-acid composition of the lipids and the components of the hydrocarbons, sterols, and essential oil are determined by GC/MS. Linolenic and palmitic acids dominate in the acids of the lipids. The main components of the hydrocarbons are nonacosane; of the sterols, beta -sitosterol; of the pigments, chlorophylls a and b. A total of 54 components are identified in the essential oil.