New menthone type of Mentha pulegium L. volatile oil from Northwest Iran

Mohammad Bagher Hassanpouraghdam (Corresponding Author), Amir Akhgari, Mohammad Ali Aazami, Javid Emarat-Pardaz

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Abstract

The constituents of the volatile oil of air-dried aerial parts of Mentha pulegium L. (Lamiaceae) plants wildly growing in Northwest Iran were analysed by GC/MS. 46 components were identified, comprising 96.6% of the essential oil. Monoterpenes (78.9%) were the main class of the identified components followed by a minor proportion of sesquiterpenes (11%). Oxygenated monoterpenes (75.3%) were the major subclass of volatile oil components with menthone (38.7%), menthol (11.3%), neomenthol (10.5%), and pulegone (6.8%) as major compounds. Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (10.6%) were the highlighted subclass of 15 carbons sesquiterpenoidal compounds with (E)-caryophyllene (4.9%) and ß-cubebene (2.5%) as their principle representatives. Furthermore, menthyl acetate (C 12 acetylated monoterpene derived compound) was contained considerable amounts (5.2%) in the essential oil. In total, volatile oil composition of M. pulegium L. plants studied in the present experiment was characterised as a new menthone type with appreciable amounts of menthol and neomenthol, and it could be used as a potential source of these high value monoterpenes in pharmaceutical and food industries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-290
JournalCzech Journal of Food Sciences
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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menthone
Volatile Oils
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Monoterpenes
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menthol
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sesquiterpenoids
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essential oils
cubebene
air drying
Lamiaceae
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Keywords

  • Lamiaceae
  • Mentha pulegium L
  • menthol
  • menthone
  • monoterpene compounds
  • volatile oil

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Hassanpouraghdam, M. B., Akhgari, A., Aazami, M. A., & Emarat-Pardaz, J. (2011). New menthone type of Mentha pulegium L. volatile oil from Northwest Iran. Czech Journal of Food Sciences, 29(3), 285-290.
Hassanpouraghdam, Mohammad Bagher ; Akhgari, Amir ; Aazami, Mohammad Ali ; Emarat-Pardaz, Javid. / New menthone type of Mentha pulegium L. volatile oil from Northwest Iran. In: Czech Journal of Food Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 285-290.
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Hassanpouraghdam, MB, Akhgari, A, Aazami, MA & Emarat-Pardaz, J 2011, 'New menthone type of Mentha pulegium L. volatile oil from Northwest Iran', Czech Journal of Food Sciences, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 285-290.

New menthone type of Mentha pulegium L. volatile oil from Northwest Iran. / Hassanpouraghdam, Mohammad Bagher (Corresponding Author); Akhgari, Amir; Aazami, Mohammad Ali; Emarat-Pardaz, Javid.

In: Czech Journal of Food Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2011, p. 285-290.

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