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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


Abstract:
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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