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Chemical composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of the essential oils from Pimpinella tragium Vill. subsp. glauca (C. Presl.) C. Brullo & Brullo (Apiaceae) wild growing in Sicily

  • Authors: Maggio, AM; Bruno, M; Spadaro, V; Scialabba, A; Senatore, F; Oliviero, F
  • Publication year: 2013
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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The essential oils from flowers, leaves and stems hydrodistilled from Pimpinella tragium Vill, subsp. glauca were characterised by GC and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis. The C-12 nor-sesquiterpenes are the principal class of metabolites (56.6-70.6%) among which geijerene (28.9÷49.3%) and pregeijerene (10÷19.1%) predominate. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities were evaluated. The minimum inhibitory concentration values indicate that oil obtained from the stems is the most active for antimicrobial activities and the sample with the biggest antioxidant capacity is the flower oil