Evaluation of chemical profile and antioxidant activity of Tripleurospermum insularum, a new species from Turkey

ZELJKOVIC S. C. , AYAZ F. A. , İNCEER H., Hayirlioglu-Ayaz S., ÇOLAK N.

NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH, vol.29, no.3, pp.293-296, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14786419.2014.968156
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.293-296
  • Keywords: Tripleurospermum insularum Inceer & Hayirlioglu-Ayaz, essential oils, headspace, total phenolic content, total flavonoid content, antioxidant activity, ESSENTIAL OIL, DISCIFORME, ANTHEMIDEAE, ASTERACEAE, EXTRACT, LEAVES


This article presents the very first phytochemical investigation on new species Tripleurospermum insularum Inceer & Hayirlioglu-Ayaz. The volatile profile of odorous parts of the plant was analysed by GC/MS, and compounds were identified in headspace and essential oil obtained from aerial parts, representing 70.81% and 92.44% in total, respectively. The major volatiles were n-alkanes (38.43-59.22%), while essential oil was also rich in globulol (13.45%) and beta-sesquiphellandrene (9.29%). The content of phenolic compounds in methanolic extract and oil was 3621.62 and 14.4mg GAE/100g of dry plant, respectively. Moreover, potential medicinal effects were found in mean of antioxidant activity of this plant measured by using two different assays: radical-scavenging activity and ferric-reducing activity. Samples revealed values ranging from 0.33 to 146.80 mu mol TE/100g for DPPH assay, and from 2.29 to 5414.17 mu mol AAE/100g for FRAP assay.