Volatile Constituents and Antimicrobial Activities from Flower and Fruit of Arbutus unedo L.


KAHRİMAN N., Albay C. G. , DOĞAN N., USTA A. , Karaoglu S. A. , YAYLI N.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, cilt.22, ss.6437-6442, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.6437-6442

Özet

Essential oils isolated by hydrodistillation from flower and fruit of Arbutus unedo growing in Turkey were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Forty-nine compounds, representing around 95 % of the total oils were identified. Non-terpenoids hydrocarbons were shown to be the main group of constituents of the flower and fruit part of the plant in the ratio of 62.2 and 92.8 %, respectively. The major component in the essential oil of the flower was a-terpineol (16.3 %) and the main compound in the essential oil of the fruit was hexadecanoic acid (21.7 %). The antimicrobial activity of the isolated essential oils of the flower and fruit were also investigated and it showed moderate antibacterial activity against Listeria monocitogenes and Enterococcus faecalis.