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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2008

Author(s): Chizzola, R

Title: Variability of the volatile oil composition in a population of Silaum silaus from Eastern Austria.

Source: Nat Prod Commun (3), 7 1141-1144.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Chizzola Remigius

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds

The volatiles present in the above ground parts of Silaum silaus (L.) Schinz et Thell. (Apiaceae), pepper saxifrage, were analysed by GC/MS and GC. The fractions investigated were the distilled oil, n-hexane extracts and solid phase microextracts (SPME) of the different plant parts. Myristicin was the main volatile compound in the fruits, followed by (E)-beta-ocimene. The leaves and stems contained alpha-pinene, myristicin, (Z)-beta-ocimene and (E)-beta-ocimene as major compounds in the essential oil. Additionally, in a root headspace sample 2,4,5-trimethylbenzaldehyde was the main compound.

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