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A detailed analysis of volatile constituents of Aquilegia pancicii Degen, a Serbian steno-endemic species

N. Radulović, M. Dekić, B. Zlatković, S. Dekić, V. Dekić, and R. Palić

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Niš, Višegradska 33, 18000 Niš, Serbia



Received: 8 March 2007  Revised: 1 May 2007  Accepted: 4 May 2007

Abstract: Chemical composition of the essential oil of Aquilegia pancicii Degen endemic to Serbia is reported. Essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from the aerial parts was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The major constituents were hexadecanoic acid (24.3 %) and hexahydrofarnesyl acetone (14.1 %), among 130 identified compounds, representing 90.3 % of the total essential oil. The oil was marked by the presence of 69 fatty acid derivatives and low content of terpenoids representing 60.4 % and 7.8 % of the oil, respectively.

Keywords: Aquilegia pancicii - Ranunculaceae - essential oil composition - hexadecanoic acid - hexahydrofarnesyl acetone - diterpenoids

Full paper is available at

DOI: 10.2478/s11696-007-0055-y


Chemical Papers 61 (5) 405–409 (2007)

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