Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 297–299 | Cite as

Essential oil composition of Tanacetum kotschyi from Turkey

  • K. Polatoglu
  • B. Demirci
  • N. Goren
  • K. H. C. Baser

Tanacetum kotschyi (Boiss.) Grierson is a delicate small sized (8–20 cm) perennial herb growing in cracks on limestone slopes or screes at 1450–3580 m altitude. This species naturally grows in eastern Anatolia [1]. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the chemistry of T. kotschyi.

Tanacetum species generally have essential oils with a high content of camphor, 1,8-cineole, thujone, borneol, chrysanthenyl alcohols, and esters [2]. In rare occasions some Tanacetum species were also found to be rich in carvone, pinane, and irregular monoterpenes [3, 4, 5].

Various biological activities have been reported for the essential oils of Tanacetum species [6, 7, 8, 9]. The anticancer activity of T. gracile essential oil with a high lavandulol content has been reported [10]. Tanacetum species are also rich in sesquiterpene lactones and flavonoids, which have been shown to possess various biological activities [11]. In our ongoing phytochemical and activity screening project of Tanacetum...


DPPH Sesquiterpene Lactone Borneol Carvone Thujone 
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This research was supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK-TBAG 104 T306) and State Planning Organization (Project No. 27-DPT-01-07-01).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Polatoglu
    • 1
  • B. Demirci
    • 2
  • N. Goren
    • 1
  • K. H. C. Baser
    • 2
  1. 1.Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of BiologyIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of PharmacognosyEskisehirTurkey

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