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A Comparative Study on The Composition of The Essential Oil of Nepeta Menthoides Growing Wild in Northwest of Iran (Sabalan Mountains in Ardabil Province)
 
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Department of Chemistry, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, IRAN
Online publish date: 2018-04-16
Publish date: 2018-04-16
 
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(3):em27
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Hydrodistillation of fresh aerial parts of Nepeta menthoides growing wild in northwest of Iran (Sabalan mountains in Ardabil province), yielded 0.12% (w/w) essential oil. GC/MS analysis allowed identification of 33 components, which made up 93.61% of the total oil. The main components of the sample were 1,8-cineol (38.68%), geranyl acetate (12.05%), β-pinene (7.8%), cinerolon (3.57%) and α-terpineol (2.94%). The oil was rich in oxygenated monoterpenes (61.14) predominated over monoterpene hydrocarbons (15.4%). Comparison of these results with those from previous studies shows large differences, suggesting significant environmental influences on oil composition.
 
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