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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 8 (2011), S1, Pages S289-S292
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/580409

Comparison of Essential Oil Constituents of Scirpus Littoralis Schrad and Scirpus Wardianus J. R. Drumm. from Iran

A. Feizbakhsh,1 A. Naeemy,2 and A. Aghassi2

1Department of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch (IAUCTB), P.O.Box 14676-86831, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Chemistry, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, P.O. Box 15875-4416, Tehran, Iran

Received 26 August 2010; Accepted 25 October 2010

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Abstract

The essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation of aerial part of S. littoralis and S. wardianus grown in Iran were analyzed by GC/MS. Twenty seven components of S. littoralis and S. wardianus representing 85.5% and 86% of the oils were identified respectively. The major components in both oils were cyperene and cyperotundone, representing 18.7% and 14.8% in S. litoralis and 24.1% and 11.1%, in S. wardianus. Both oils were richer in sesquiterpene hydrocarbon and oxygenated sesquiterpene.