Chemical composition of the essential oil of Moluccella spinosa L. (Lamiaceae) collected wild in Sicily and its activity on microorganisms affecting historical textiles

Maurizio Bruno, Luana Riccobono, Mariem Ben Jemia, Elia Scandolera, Felice Senatore

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Abstract

In this study the chemical composition of the essential oil from aerial parts of Moluccella spinosa L. collected in Sicily was evaluated by GC and GC-MS. The main components of M. spinosa L. were α-pinene (26.6%), caryophyllene oxide (16.8%) and β-caryophyllene (8.6%). A comparison with other studied oils of genus Moluccella is made. Antibacterial and antifungal activities against some microorganisms infesting historical textiles were also determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1201-1206
Number of pages6
JournalNatural Product Research
Volume29
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Plant Science
  • Organic Chemistry

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