A comparison between the oil and supercritical carbon dioxide extract of hungarian wild thyme (thymus serpyllum L.)

M. Oszagyán, B. Simándi, J. Sawinsky, Kéry

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Two samples of wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum L.), which were collected from different locations in Hungary, were subjected to CO2 extraction and oil isolation by hydrodistillation. Using GC and GC/MS as the method of analysis their compositions were compared. Analysis revealed that the oils and extracts contained the same components although they differed quantitatively. The concentration of p-cymene, borneol, nerol and carvacrol was higher in the distilled oil than in the volatile concentrate obtained by SFE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Essential Oil Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996



  • CO extract composition
  • Carvacrol
  • Essential oil composition
  • Lamiaceae
  • Thymol
  • Thymus serpyllum
  • Wild thyme

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  • Chemistry(all)

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