Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of the Essential Oil from Aerial Parts of Torilis Leptophylla and Thecocarpus Meifolius Two Umbelliferae

Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Chemistry, Takestan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Takestan, I.R. IRAN

2 Department of Chemistry, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Chemistry, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, I.R. IRAN


In this research, the essential oil of the aerial parts of Torilis leptophylla, collected from Ilam- Province and the essential oil of the aerial parts of Thecocarpus meifolius, collected from Shahre Kord were obtained by microwave and analysed by GC/MS. Spathulenol (15.74%), trans-α-bergamothene (9.37%) and germacrene D (8.94%) were  the major constituents in the oil of T. leptophylla. Spathulenol (30.8%), caryophyllene oxide (8.9%) and germacene D (6.0%) were   the major in the oil of T. meifolius. Antibacterial activity of both oils against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria were investigated. Both oils showed weak activity against gram-positive bacteria.


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