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Chemical composition and biological activity of Nepeta parnassica oils and isolated nepetalactones.
Z Naturforsch C J Biosci. 2003 Sep-Oct; 58(9-10):681-6.ZN

Abstract

Essential oils of Nepeta parnassica, collected at different developmental stages, were analyzed by means of GC/MS. From the fifty-five identified constituents in samples A and B, representing 94.8% and 98.7% of the oils respectively, 4a(alpha),7alpha,7alpha(beta)-nepetalactone (22.0%), 1,8-cineole (21.1%), alpha-pinene (9.5%) and 4a(alpha),7,beta,7alpha(beta)-nepetalactone (7.9%) were the major components of sample A (vegetative stage), whereas in sample B (flowering stage) the main contributors were 1,8-cineole (34.6%), 4a(alpha),7alpha,7a(alpha)-nepetalactone (17.3%), alpha-pinene (11.4%) and 4a(alpha),7alpha,7alpha(beta)-nepetalactone (8.9%). The oils were tested on human health important insects such as the Pogonomyrmex sp. ants and the Culex pipiens molestus mosquitoes with promising results on insect repellency/toxicity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, Athens 15771, Greece.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14577631

Citation

Gkinis, Giorgos, et al. "Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of Nepeta Parnassica Oils and Isolated Nepetalactones." Zeitschrift Fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of Biosciences, vol. 58, no. 9-10, 2003, pp. 681-6.
Gkinis G, Tzakou O, Iliopoulou D, et al. Chemical composition and biological activity of Nepeta parnassica oils and isolated nepetalactones. Z Naturforsch C J Biosci. 2003;58(9-10):681-6.
Gkinis, G., Tzakou, O., Iliopoulou, D., & Roussis, V. (2003). Chemical composition and biological activity of Nepeta parnassica oils and isolated nepetalactones. Zeitschrift Fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of Biosciences, 58(9-10), 681-6.
Gkinis G, et al. Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of Nepeta Parnassica Oils and Isolated Nepetalactones. Z Naturforsch C J Biosci. 2003 Sep-Oct;58(9-10):681-6. PubMed PMID: 14577631.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Chemical composition and biological activity of Nepeta parnassica oils and isolated nepetalactones. AU - Gkinis,Giorgos, AU - Tzakou,Olga, AU - Iliopoulou,Dimitra, AU - Roussis,Vassilios, PY - 2003/10/28/pubmed PY - 2004/1/13/medline PY - 2003/10/28/entrez SP - 681 EP - 6 JF - Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences JO - Z Naturforsch C J Biosci VL - 58 IS - 9-10 N2 - Essential oils of Nepeta parnassica, collected at different developmental stages, were analyzed by means of GC/MS. From the fifty-five identified constituents in samples A and B, representing 94.8% and 98.7% of the oils respectively, 4a(alpha),7alpha,7alpha(beta)-nepetalactone (22.0%), 1,8-cineole (21.1%), alpha-pinene (9.5%) and 4a(alpha),7,beta,7alpha(beta)-nepetalactone (7.9%) were the major components of sample A (vegetative stage), whereas in sample B (flowering stage) the main contributors were 1,8-cineole (34.6%), 4a(alpha),7alpha,7a(alpha)-nepetalactone (17.3%), alpha-pinene (11.4%) and 4a(alpha),7alpha,7alpha(beta)-nepetalactone (8.9%). The oils were tested on human health important insects such as the Pogonomyrmex sp. ants and the Culex pipiens molestus mosquitoes with promising results on insect repellency/toxicity. SN - 0939-5075 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14577631/Chemical_composition_and_biological_activity_of_Nepeta_parnassica_oils_and_isolated_nepetalactones_ L2 - https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/znc-2003-9-1015 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -