African Journal of Wood Science and Forestry ISSN 2375-0979 Vol. 9 (6), pp. 001-003, June, 2021. Available online at www.internationalscholarsjournals.org © International Scholars Journals

Short Communication

Chemical composition of the essential oil from Ziziphora clinopodioids Lam. from Iran by means of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)

A. R. Sardashti1*, J. Valizadeh2 and Y. Adhami1

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, P. O. Box 98167 Zahedan, Iran.

2Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, P. O. Box 98167, Zahedan, Iran.

Accepted 17 March, 2021

Abstract

The essential oil from aerial parts of Ziziphora clinopodioids plant was extracted by hydro distillation with efficiency of 1.86% (w/w). The components were characterized by means of gas chromatography– mass spectrometry (GC/MS) using kovat's retention indices. Thirty-two components of the essential oil which composed 98.18% of the total oil were characterized. The major components were pulegone (61.67%), cis-caran-trans-2-ol (12.66%), 1, 8-cineole (10.23%) and 2-β-pinene (2.16%).

Key words: Ziziphora clinopodioides, essential oil, pulegone, (-) cis-caran-trans 2-ol, 1, 8-cineole, 2-β-pinene.