Essential Oils in Mosses (Brachythecium salebrosum, Eurhynchium pulchellum and Plagiomnium undulatum) Grown in Turkey

ÖZDEMİR T., Yayli N., Cansu T. B., Volga C., YAYLI N.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.21, no.7, pp.5505-5509, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5505-5509
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The essential oils of Brachythecium salebrosum, Eurhynchium pulchellum and Plagiomnium undulatum were investigated by GC-FID and GC-MS. A total of 39 compounds were identified, constituting over 85.2, 80.9 and 88.8 % of total oil composition of B. salebrosum, E. pulchellum and R undulatum and the main components of them were n-nonanal (66.3 and 36.2 %) and gamma-elemene (24.1 %), respectively. Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (51.7 %) were shown to be the main group of P. undulatum. Aliphatic aldehydes were the major constituents of B. salebrosum and E. pulchellum with the ratio of 73.3 and 57.9 %, respectively.