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2010
Volume 13
Issue 4
Topic:
Biology
ELECTRONIC
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POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Halarewicz A. , Szumny A. 2010. ANALYSIS OF ESSENTIAL OILS IN LEAF EXTRACTS FROM BRACKEN FERN, PTERIDIUM AQUILINUM (L.) KUHN. SUB. AQUILINUM, EJPAU 13(4), #20.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume13/issue4/abs-20.html

ANALYSIS OF ESSENTIAL OILS IN LEAF EXTRACTS FROM BRACKEN FERN, PTERIDIUM AQUILINUM (L.) KUHN. SUB. AQUILINUM

Aleksandra Halarewicz1, Antoni Szumny2
1 Department of Botany and Plant Ecology, Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
2 Department of Chemistry, Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


In this study aimed at comparing the content of volatile oils in the leaves of Pteridium aquilinum sub. aquilinum samples were taken from two natural habitats, on serpentinous soil and non-serpentinite mable in Lower Silesia, Poland. Biochemical analyses were performed on samples taken on 2 dates within the vegetative period. Extracts from the sampled leaves, were prepared in a Dering apparatus and were analysed using GC/MS. The voltaile oils qualitative composition was independent of the habitat type: the main constituent of all extracts was benzaldehyde whereas limonene, linalool, terpineol and cytral were represented in low quantities. The quantitative composition of the oils varied less between the sites at the beginning of the season but differences were greater by the end of it.

Key words: volatile, compounds, bracken fern, GC/MS.


Aleksandra Halarewicz
Department of Botany and Plant Ecology,
Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Pl. Grunwaldzki 24a, 50-363 Wroc│aw, Poland
email: aleksandra.halarewicz@up.wroc.pl

Antoni Szumny
Department of Chemistry, Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Norwida 25
50-375 Wroc│aw
Poland
email: antoni.szumny@up.wroc.pl

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