Intraspecific Variation of Tanacetum larvatum Essential Oil
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AuthorsTadić, V. M.
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The essential oil from aerial parts of Tanacetum larvatum (gris.) Kanitz, an endemic perennial herb collected at three various natural habitats in Montenegro (Planinica [Sample a ], Visitor [Sample b ] and Sinjajevina [Sample c ]), were analyzed using GC and GC/MS. Sixty-four components were identified, representing 83.1%, 96.6% and 89.4% of the total oils content in the Samples a, b and c , respectively. The major constituent in Samples a and b , was oxygenated monoterpene, trans-sabinyl acetate (38.1% and 55.8% respectively). Monoterpene hydrocarbons, β-pinene (13.5%) and santolinatriene (30.6%), were found to be the dominant components in Sample c . The toxic trans-sabinyl acetate was present only in traces in this sample. trans-Chrysanthenyl acetate, as one of major components in feverfew essential oil, has not been previously identified in the investigated essential oils.
Keywords:Tanacetum larvatum / Asteraceae / essential oil composition / trans-sabinyl acetate / santolinatriene / β-pinene
Source:Journal of Essential Oil Research, 2010, 22, 5, 394-398
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