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Volatile constituents of propolis from various regions of Greece--Antimicrobial activity  [2007]

Melliou, E. Stratis, E. Chinou, I.

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Abstract
The volatiles of five samples of Greek propolis from various geographic origin (A-E) were analyzed by capillary gas chromatography, using flame ionization GC and mass spectrometric detection. Ninety-four components were identified from the oils. The major components from each sample were found to be: junipene (11.7%), α-pinene (7.9%), manoyl oxide (7.1%) (sample A), α-pinene (45.8%), trans-β-terpineol (6.6%) (sample B), α-pinene (17.7%), α-eudesmol (12.1%), n-decanal (6.2%), guaiol (5.0%) (sample C), α-pinene (18.2%), delta-cadinene (8.4%) and α-muurolene (5.0%) (sample D), α-pinene (10.9%), n-decanal (10.3%), cedrol (6.3%), n-nonanal (5.4%), and manool (5.2%) (sample E). The total profile of the volatile constituents of all samples reveals the predominance of terpenoids, especially of α-pinene. The in vitro antimicrobial activity of the volatiles from all five studied samples against six bacteria and three fungi is also assayed and reported.
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  • bioassays
  • terpenoids
  • biogeography
  • traditional medicine
  • volatile compounds
  • flora
  • propolis
  • antimicrobial properties
  • apiculture
  • chemical composition
  • chemical analysis
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Language : English

Type : Journal Article

In AGRIS since : 2013

Volume : 103 issue 2

Start Page : 375

End Page : 380

All titles :

" Volatile constituents of propolis from various regions of Greece--Antimicrobial activity "