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Molecules 2008, 13(4), 812-817; doi:10.3390/molecules13040812
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Variability of Two Essential Oils of Kundmannia sicula (L.) DC., A Traditional Algerian Medicinal Plant

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1 Laboratoire Phytochimie et Analyses Physico-chimiques et Biologiques, Université Mentouri Constantine, Route de Aïn El Bey, 25000 Constantine, Algeria 2 Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, UFR de Médecine et de Pharmacie UMR CNRS 6014, 22 Boulevard Gambetta F-76183 Rouen cedex 1, France 3 Laboratoire de Botanique-Mycologie, UFR de Médecine et de Pharmacie, 22 Boulevard Gambetta F-76183 Rouen cedex 1, France 4 Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique, UFR de Médecine et de Pharmacie ADEN 3234, 22 Boulevard Gambetta F-76183 Rouen cedex 1, France
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Received: 29 January 2008 / Revised: 27 March 2008 / Accepted: 27 March 2008 / Published: 8 April 2008
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Abstract

The essential oils of the aerial parts of Kundmannia sicula (L.) DC collectedfrom two Algerian localities, El Kala (near the coast) and Béjaia (from a meadow about 10km from the coast), were analysed by GC and GC-MS. Although both samples showedsimilar overall chemical compositions, the major components of the Béjaia sample wereidentified as being spathulenol (14.8%), caryophyllene oxide (12.2%), salvial-4(14)en-1-one (10.1%), 1,5-epoxysalvial-4(14)ene (5.2%) and germacrene D (3.2%), while in the ElKala sample the main compounds were found to be salvial-4(14)en-1-one (16.4%), 1,5-epoxysalvial-4(14)ene (6.5%), chrysanthenyl acetate (5.2%) and α-amorphene (2.9%).
Keywords: Apiaceae; Kundmannia sicula; essential oil; GC-MS analysis Apiaceae; Kundmannia sicula; essential oil; GC-MS analysis
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Djarri, L.; Medjroubi, K.; Akkal, S.; Elomri, A.; Seguin, E.; Groult, M.-L.; Vérité, P. Variability of Two Essential Oils of Kundmannia sicula (L.) DC., A Traditional Algerian Medicinal Plant. Molecules 2008, 13, 812-817.

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