Chemical Composition of the Essential Oils from Flowers of Senecio vernalis and Senecio platyphyllus van platyphyllus

Usta A., ÜÇÜNCÜ O. , Cansu T. B. , TERZİOĞLU S. , YAYLI N.

Asian Journal of Chemistry, vol.21, no.8, pp.6369-6374, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : Asian Journal of Chemistry
  • Page Numbers: pp.6369-6374
  • Keywords: Essential oils, GC-FID, GC-MS, Senecio platyphyllus var. platyphyllus, Senecio vernalis


Two essential oil samples obtained by hydrodistillation from the flowers of Senecio vernalis Valdst. & Kit., (Asteraceae) and Senecio platyphyllus DC. van platyphyllus, were analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. 69 compounds in the oil of S. vernalis, representing 93.4 % and 48 compounds in the oil of S. platyphyllus var. platyphyllus, representing 94.4 %, were identified. The essential oils were rich in monoterpene (53.3 %) and sesquiterpene (76.1 %) hydrocarbons with p-pinene (13.0 %) and (E)-caryophyllene (28.6 %) as the major compounds, respectively.