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Chemical composition of essential oils of Artemisia campestris and Juniperus phoenicea from Algeria

Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2014, Pages 1434–1436

 Chemical composition of essential oils of Artemisia campestris and Juniperus phoenicea from Algeria

Boulanouar Bakchiche1, Abdelaziz Gherib2, Mohamed Maatallah3, and M. G. Miguel4

1 Département de Technologie, Université de Laghouat, Algérie
2 Département des Sciences, Université de Laghouat, Algérie
3 Faculté des Sciences Semlalia, University Cadi Ayyad, Av. My Abdellah, BP 2390, Marrakech, Maroc
4 Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Université d'Algarve, Campus de Gambelas 8005-139 Faro, Portugal

Original language: English

Received 23 September 2014

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The chemical composition of the essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation from Artemisia campestris L (family Asteraceae) and Juniperus phoenicea L (family Cupressaceae) collected in Djebel Amour (Sahara Atlas, Algeria). Aerial parts were also evaluated by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The analyses for leaves and fruits of A. campestris resulted in the identification of thirty-one compounds, representing 91.8 % of the total oil and the yields were 0.33% (v/dry weight). The main components were ?-pinene and sabinene (25.6% and 17% respectively) followed by ?-pinene (9.9%), limonene (6.6 %) and p-cymene (4.1%). forty-two compounds were identified in leaves and fruits of J. phoenicea representing 97% of the total oil composition. The yield of essential oil was 0.44 % and the major compound in aerial parts was ?-pinene (75.8%) followed by ?-3- carene (3.4%), linalool (2.7%).

Author Keywords: Artemisia campestris, Juniperus phoenicea, Essential oil, GC-MS, Algeria.

How to Cite this Article

Boulanouar Bakchiche, Abdelaziz Gherib, Mohamed Maatallah, and M. G. Miguel, “Chemical composition of essential oils of Artemisia campestris and Juniperus phoenicea from Algeria,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1434–1436, December 2014.