Composition of the essential oil from the inflorescence of helichrysum arenarium(L.) Moench

Erika Czinner, Éva Lemberkovics, Eva Bihátsi-Karsai, György Vitányi, László Lelik

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The chemical composition of the Helichrysum arenarium inflorescence oil obtained by hydrodistillation was examined by GC and GC/MS. Twenty-four components were identified in the oil. The characteristic volatile constituents were: linalool (1.7%), anethole (3.2%), carvacrol (3.6%) and α-muurolol (1.3%). It was established that the oil contained aliphatic acids (34.6%) and their esters (28.5 %), further aromatic compounds (10.2%) in significant quantity, beside the typical volatile terpene components with respect of composition of other Helichrysum species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)728-730
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Essential Oil Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000



  • Asteraceae
  • Dodecanoic acid
  • Essential oil composition
  • Helichrysum arenarium
  • Methyl palmitate

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  • Chemistry(all)

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