Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3547

Full Length Research Paper

Chemical composition and antifungal activity of Aleppo pine essential oil

Abi-Ayad M.1*, Abi-Ayad F. Z.1, Lazzouni H. A.1, Rebiahi S. A.2, Ziani_Cherif C.3 and Bessiere4
1Laboratoire des produits naturels, activité biologique et synthèse (LAPRONA).département de Biologie Moléculaire et cellulaire. Tlemcen University, Tlemcen 13000, Algeria. 2Laboratoire de microbiologie appliquée à l’agroalimentaire, au biomédical et à l’environnement, Département de Biologie moléculaire et cellulaire. Tlemcen University, Tlemcen 13000, Algeria. 3Laboratoire de catalyse et synthèse en chimie organique, département de chimie, Faculté des Sciences, BP119, Tlemcen University, Tlemcen 13000, Algeria. 4Ecole normale supérieure de chimie, Montpellier France.
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  • Article Number - 07CF78C16694
  • Vol.5(22), pp. 5433-5436, October 2011
  •  Accepted: 08 September 2011
  •  Published: 16 October 2011

Abstract

The composition of spine essential oil of Aleppo pine tree from Ghazaouet (Tlemcen) extracted by hydro-distillation (yield: 0.3%) was investigated by GC_MS. Twenty-two compounds, representing 93.38% of the essential oil were identified. The main constituents are caryophyllene oxide (52%), thumbergol (9%), and humulene oxide (7.2%). The antifungal activity of this essential oil against Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, Fusarium oxysporum, Rhizopus stolonifer was evaluated by the disc diffusion method.

 

Key words: Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis), Algéria, GC_MS, antifungal activity.

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