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Variations in composition and antioxidant activity of Tunisian Pistacia lentiscusL. leaf essential oil

Bachrouch, Olfa and Msaada, Kamel and Wannes, Wissem Aidi and Talou, Thierry and Ksouri, Riadh and Salem, Nidhal and Abderraba, Manef and Marzouk, Brahim Variations in composition and antioxidant activity of Tunisian Pistacia lentiscusL. leaf essential oil. (2013) Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology, 149 (1). 38-47. ISSN 1126-3504

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/11263504.2013.809027


In this study, the composition and antioxidant activity of Pistacia lentiscus L. leaf essential oil (EO) from four Tunisian localities were investigated. The EO yields (%, w/w) of P. lentiscus leaf were 0.009% in Oued El Bir, 0.02% in Jebel Mansour, 0.007% in Siliana and 0.01% in Tabarka. The main compounds of Oued El Bir EO were terpinene-4-ol (41.24%) and α-terpineol (7.31%), whereas those of Jebel Mansour were α-pinene (9.48%), limonene (19.11%) and α-phellandrene (3.20%). In Siliana samples, terpinene-4-ol (23.32%), β-caryophyllene (22.62%) and α-terpineol (7.12%) were the main compounds. For P. lentiscus L. from Tabarka, α-terpineol (9.79%) and β-caryophyllene (38.33%) were the major constituents. Three chemotypes of P. lentiscus EO were identified for the first time in Tunisia. P. lentiscus EOs were also screened for their antioxidant activities. The 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl assay gives an IC50 range value of 60–110 μg/mL for all the samples studied. EOs from different Tunisian localities showed lower β-carotene bleaching activity than butylated hydroxytoluene and butylated hydroxyanisol. P. lentiscus EO presents a very low capacity to chelate ferrous irons (IC50 = 80.8–104 μg/mL) and no metal chelating activity was recorded.

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HAL Id:hal-02525887
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Centre de Biotechnologie de Borj Cédria - CBBC (TUNISIA)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut Préparatoire aux Etudes Scientifiques et Techniques - IPEST (TUNISIA)
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