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Chemical Fingerprinting of Seeds of Some Salvia Species in Turkey by Using GC-MS and FTIR

Technical Vocational School of Higher Education, Program of Medical Aromatic Plants, Selcuk University, 42500 Cumra, Konya, Turkey
Food Engineering Department, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Faculty, Yıldız Technical University, 34210 Istanbul, Turkey
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Foods 2019, 8(4), 118;
Received: 22 February 2019 / Revised: 25 March 2019 / Accepted: 29 March 2019 / Published: 4 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Analysis of Food Aroma)
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Six species of Salvia seeds cultivated and grown in Cumra/Konya (Turkey) were evaluated using headspace gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy-attenuated total reflectance (FTIR-ATR) combined chemometrics of hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) and principal component analysis (PCA). The major volatile compounds in the Salvia species are determined as n-hexanal (present in seven samples), sabinene (present in three samples), α-pinene (present in 13 samples), α-thujone (present in four samples), borneol (present in 11 samples), linalyl acetate (present in 10 samples), β-pinene (present in 13 samples), camphene (present in 13 samples), α-thujene (present in four samples), 2,4(10)-thujadien (present in two samples), β-myrcene (present in seven samples), limonen (present in 12 samples), 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) (present in 13 samples) and camphor (present in nine samples). The most abundant (%) volatile compounds among all were detected as α-pinene, camphene, β-pinene and eucalyptol. For the first time, chemometrics of HCA and PCA is applied to FTIR and GC-MS data. The classification of all samples is performed on the basis of their chemical similarities and differences. View Full-Text
Keywords: Salvia seed; GC-MS; FTIR; volatile content; chemometrics; HCA; PCA Salvia seed; GC-MS; FTIR; volatile content; chemometrics; HCA; PCA

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Tulukcu, E.; Cebi, N.; Sagdic, O. Chemical Fingerprinting of Seeds of Some Salvia Species in Turkey by Using GC-MS and FTIR. Foods 2019, 8, 118.

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