Jul 30, 2005

Composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils from Centaurea sessilis and Centaurea armena

Phytochemistry
Nurettin YayliSengül Karaoğlu

Abstract

The essential oils of air-dried Centaurea sessilis and Centaurea armena obtained by hydrodistillation were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Forty and twenty components were identified in the essential oils and the main component of these taxons was beta-eudesmol in the ratios of 12.4% and 19.3% from C. sessilis and C. armena, respectively. The antimicrobial activity of the isolated essential oil of the plants was also investigated. They showed moderate antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, but no antifungal activity was observed against two yeastlike fungi.

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Microorganism
Chalara sessilis
Cornus sessilis
n-hexane
Candida albicans
Terpenes
Centaurea solstitialis
Agar
Serratia marcescens
Centaurea behen

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