Composition and antimicrobial activities of volatile components of Minuartia meyeri

YAYLI N., GULEC C., UCUNCU O., YASAR A., ULKER S., Coskuncelebi K., ...More

Turkish Journal of Chemistry, vol.30, no.1, pp.71-76, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-76
  • Keywords: Minuartia meyeri, Caryophyllaceae, essential oil, antimicrobial activity, GC-MS, ESSENTIAL OIL, CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION, ORIENTALE
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The essential oil of air-dried Minuartia meyeri (Boiss.) Bornm. (Caryophyllaceae) was obtained by hydrodistillation in a Clevenger-type apparatus and analyzed by GC-MS. Fifty-two components were identied in the oil. The main components in the essential oil of M. meyeri were nonacosane (6.2%), 6,10,14-trimethyl-2-pentadecanone (5.1%), nonanal (4.6%), and β-caryophyllene (2.9%). The antimicrobial activity of the isolated essential oil of the plant was also investigated and it showed moderate antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, but no antifungal activity was observed against 2 yeast-like fungi. © TÜBİTAK.