Fatty Acid Profile and Biological Data of Four Endemic Cephalaria Species Grown in Turkey

Kirmizigul S., SARIKAHYA N., SÜMBÜL H., GÖKTÜRK R. S., Yavasoglu N. U. K., Pekmez M., ...More

RECORDS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS, vol.6, no.2, pp.151-155, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-155
  • Keywords: Cephalari, Dipsacaceae, fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, GC-MS, antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity, GLYCOSIDES
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The fatty acid compositions of the n-hexane extracts of the aerial parts of four Turkish Cephalaria species (C. paphlagonica, C. stellipilis, C. davisiana and C. elazigensis var. purpurea) were analyzed by GC-MS for the first time. The oil yields of these species were determined as ranging from 0.07% to 0.36 %. Seventeen fatty acids as methyl esters were identified. All extracts were found to contain significant quantities of palmitic, linoleic (LA), stearic and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA was the most abundant fatty acid in all species (29.00%, 30.51%, 32.49% and 34.87% for C. stellipilis, C. elazigensis, C. davisiana and C. paphlagonica, respectively). Other dominant fatty acid was palmitic acid, which ranged from 19.10% to 28.23% for all species. LA was detected in a considerable amount of 19.44 % for C. paphlagonica. The n-hexane extracts of the plants were also checked for their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities.