Fatty acid composition of seeds of Satureja thymbra and S. cuneifolia


Goren A. C. , BILSEL G., ALTUN M. T. , SATIL F., DIRMENCI T.

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG C-A JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES, vol.58, pp.502-504, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : ZEITSCHRIFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG C-A JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.502-504
  • Keywords: Satureja thymbra, Satureja cuneifolia, fatty acids, PLANTS GROWING WILD, ESSENTIAL OILS, TURKEY

Abstract

The chemical composition of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) from seeds of S. thymbra and S. cuneifolia were analyzed by GC/MS. 7 FAMEs were identified from the seeds of S thymbra mainly as 9-octadecenoic acid methyl ester (43.9%), hexadecanoic acid methyl ester (11.4%), 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid methyl ester (Z,Z,Z) (30.2%), and octadecanoic acid methyl ester (14.1%), while from the seed of S. cuneifolia 10 FAMEs were obtained with the main components, similar to S. thymbra. These were identified as 9-octadecenoic acid methyl ester (10.1%), hexadecanoic acid methyl ester (methyl palmitate, 34.6%), 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid methyl ester (ZZZ) (6.3%) and octadecanoic acid methyl ester (1.8%).