Chemical composition of Tanacetum larvatum essential oil
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Milosavljević, Slobodan M.
Petrović, Slobodan D.
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Tanacetum larvatum (Gris.) Kanitz. is an endemic perennial herb distributed on a rocky terrain in Serbia(Kosovo), Montenegro and Albania. The chemical composition of T larvatum essential oil, obtained from two locations in Montenegro (Mt. Komovi [Sample II] and Mt. Prokletije [Sample II]) was investigated. The oils obtained by hydrodistillation were analyzed by GC and GC/MS, on the two different capillary columns. The aerial parts of T. larvatum yielded 0.3% and 0.2% of a yellowish oil (Sample I and Sample II, respectively). About 40 compounds were identified, representing similar to 89% and 96% of the total oil content in the Samples I and II, respectively. tran's-Sabinyl acetate was found to be the dominant component (51.2% and 69.7%). Among the rest of compounds beta-pinene (7.7% and 4.3%) and camphor (6.3% and 4.3%) were the most abundant in both samples.
Keywords:Tanacetum larvatum / Asteraceae / essential oil composition / trans-sabinyl acetate
Source:Journal of Essential Oil Research, 2006, 18, 2, 126-128
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