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Research Project: Methyl Bromide Replacement: Mitigation of the Invasive Pest Threat from the American Tropics and Subtropics

Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research

Title: Chemical composition of Achillea schischkinii Sosn., an endemic species from Turkey

item Tabanca, Nurhayat
item BETUL, DEMIRCI - Gazi University
item AYTAC, ZEKI - Gazi University
item K. HUSNU, CAN BASER - Near East University

Submitted to: Natural Volatiles & Essential Oils
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/29/2017
Publication Date: 9/1/2017
Citation: Tabanca, N., Betul, D., Aytac, Z., K. Husnu, C. 2016. Chemical composition of Achillea schischkinii Sosn., an endemic species from Turkey. Natural Volatiles & Essential Oils. Vol.3(4):pgs.24-28

Interpretive Summary: Achillea is an important medicinal plant against different complaints. The species have been utilized by pharmacological, anatomical, biological and chemical investigations. In The flora of Turkey, 57 species have been recorded and 26 of them are endemic. In this study, we report the isolation of volatile constituents of Achillea schischkinii Sosn. (Asteraceae) collected from Turkey. Oxygenated monoterpenes, camphor and 1,8-cineole, are observed as the main constituents in the essential oil of A. schischkinii. Our study will helpful for chemotaxonomic point of view of Achillea species.

Technical Abstract: In this study, we investigated the chemical composition of an endemic species of Achillea schischkinii Sosn. (Asteraceae) collected from an eastern part of Turkey (Van). Air-dried aerial parts were subjected to water-distillation using a Clevenger-type system. The essential oil was analyzed by GC-MS. Thirty-nine compounds were characterized, representing 99.2% of the total oil, were identified. The main constituents were camphor (33.4%), 1,8-cineole (9.0%) and spathulenol (8.6%). Oxygenated monoterpenes were dominated as the main constituents of the oil.