American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2023, Vol. 11 Issue 1, Part A
Composition of volatiles from Sarcobatus vermiculatus growing in southwestern Idaho
AUTHOR(S): Kathy Swor, Ambika Poudel, Prabodh Satyal and William N Setzer
ABSTRACT:Sarcobatus vermiculatus is a succulent halophyte commonly found in the Great Basin deserts. The phytochemistry of this plant has not been thoroughly investigated, so the purpose of this work was to examine the volatiles produced by S. vermiculatus. The essential oils were obtained in paltry yields (0.012-0.027%) by hydrodistillation. Gas chromatographic analysis revealed the essential oils to be mainly composed of heptacosane (13.7-24.3%), 4-vinylguaiacol (11.6-13.7%), pentacosane (7.6-9.1%), tricosane (4.7-6.9%), and palmitic acid (3.9-5.3%). Terpenoids were relatively low in concentration (12.2-21.0%). Because of the low yields, S. vermiculatus cannot be considered a viable source of essential oil.
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Kathy Swor, Ambika Poudel, Prabodh Satyal, William N Setzer. Composition of volatiles from Sarcobatus vermiculatus growing in southwestern Idaho. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2023;11(1):06-11.