Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil ofHeracleum persicumSeeds of Iran
AVAT (ARMAN) TAHERPOUR*, MOSTAFA YOUSEFIRAD and RAMIN KARIMZADEH

Department of Chemistry, Graduate School, Islamic Azad University
P.O. Box 38135-567, Arak Branch, Arak, Iran
E-mail: avatarman.taherpour@gmail.com; avat_1@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

Volatile chemical constituents of the essential oil of Heracleum persicum seeds, which is growing wild in Ardebile, Iran were investigated by GC and GC/MS technique. 29 Compounds, representing 75 % of the total oil were identified and 12 unknown compounds detected. The main components are hexylbutyrate (37.7 %), hexylbutanoate (36.7 %), octylacetate (16.3 %), hexyl-2-methylbutanoate (5.7 %), hexylisobutyrate (4.7 %), hexylhexanoate (4.3 %), heptyl-2-methylbutyrate (2.3 %), n-butylbutanoate (2.25 %), hexylvalerate (1.9 %), octylbutanoate (1.7 %) and linalole (1.5 %).
Keywords

Heracleum persicum, Octylacetate, Essential oil compounds, Hexyl-2-methylbutanoate.
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  • Asian J. Chem. /
  •  2008 /
  •  20(5) /
  •  pp 3345-3348