A singlet oxygen quencher in plants: Virgatic acid from Salvia species

İçli S., İçil H., SAYIL Ç.

SPECTROSCOPY LETTERS, vol.30, no.4, pp.641-648, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00387019708006688
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.641-648
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Virgatic acid triterpene, extracted from salvia plants, is found to be quenched by singlet oxygen at chemical and photosensitized oxygenations. A charge transfer energy transfer is attributed to the quenching of singlet oxygen, which may be accounted as a protective mechanism of salvia plants to photooxygenations.