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Molecules 2013, 18(1), 114-127; doi:10.3390/molecules18010114

Chemical Constituents of Three Allium Species from Romania

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Received: 26 November 2012 / Revised: 16 December 2012 / Accepted: 19 December 2012 / Published: 21 December 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Phenolics and Polyphenolics)
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The aim of this work was to study the chemical composition of Allium obliquum L., A. senescens L. subsp. montanum (Fries) Holub, and A. schoenoprasum L. subsp. schoenoprasum. Sulphur-containing compounds analysis was performed by an LC-MS method, the identification and quantification of polyphenolic compounds through a HPLC-UV-MS method, and the presence of five sterols was simultaneously assessed by HPLC-MS-MS. Alliin was identified only in A. obliquum and A. senescens subsp. montanum extracts, whilst allicin was present in all extracts, with higher amounts in A. schoenoprasum and A. obliquum. The pattern of phenol carboxylic acids shows the presence of p-coumaric and ferulic acids in all species. Isoquercitrin was identified in A. obliquum and A. schoenoprasum, and rutin in A. senescens subsp. montanum and A. schoenoprasum. Luteolin and apigenin were identified only in A. obliquum. All three species contain glycosides of kaempferol and quercetol. β-Sitosterol and campesterol were identified in all species. The results obtained showed significant differences in the composition of the three Allium species.
Keywords: Allium species; alliin; allicin; polyphenolic compounds; phytosterols Allium species; alliin; allicin; polyphenolic compounds; phytosterols
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Vlase, L.; Parvu, M.; Parvu, E.A.; Toiu, A. Chemical Constituents of Three Allium Species from Romania. Molecules 2013, 18, 114-127.

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