Volatile constituents in mosses (Brachythecium albicans (Hedw.) Schimp., Bryum pallescens Schleich. ex Schwagr and Syntrichia intermedia Brid.) grown in Turkey


ÖZDEMİR T. , ÜÇÜNCÜ O. , Cansu T. B. , KAHRİMAN N. , YAYLI N.

Asian Journal of Chemistry, vol.22, no.9, pp.7285-7290, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : Asian Journal of Chemistry
  • Page Numbers: pp.7285-7290
  • Keywords: Brachythecium albicans, Bryum pallescens, Essential oils, GC-FID, GC-MS, Syntrichia intermedia

Abstract

The essential oils of mosses [Brachythecium albicans (Hedw.) Schimp., Bryum pallescens Schleich. ex Schwagr and Syntrichia intermedia Brid.] have been investigated by GC and GC/MS. The main compounds found in the oils of B. albican, were nonanal (41.0 %) and 4,4-dimethyl-E-2-pentene (6.6 %). The major components identified in the oils of B. pallescens, were nonanal (29.3 %) and Z-phytol (8.9 %). E-2-tetradecen-1-ol (9.9 %) and nonanal (8.3 %) were the main compounds found in the oil of S. intermedia. The essential oils of B. albican, B. pallescens and S. intermedia were rich in aldehydes (51.3, 41.7 and 18.0 %), hydrocarbons (13.5, 7.9 and 24.1 %) and alcohols (4.3, 9.2 and 13.5 %), respectively. The amounts of terpenoids present in the investigated mosses are generally less than non-terpenoid compounds.