In this work, essential oils (EOs) and hydrolates (Hys) of Rosmarinus officinalis L. and Lavandula angustifolia Mill., grown in Tuscany (Italy), were studied to describe their chemical composition and biological activities. The aromatic profile of the EOs liquid phase was carried out by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), while the volatile composition of vapor phase EOs and Hys was performed by headspace (HS) /GC-MS. The obtained results show that monoterpene hydrocarbons (71.5% and 89.5%) were the main compounds, followed by oxygenated monoterpenes (26.0% and 10.5%) in the liquid and vapor phase of R. officinalis EO, respectively. The oxygenated monoterpenes were the main components of L. angustifolia EO, reaching 86.9% in the liquid phase and 53.7% in the vapor phase. Regarding Hys, they consisted only of oxygenated monoterpenes, and 1,8-cineole (56.2%) and linalool (42.9%), were the main components of R. officinalis and L. officinalis Hys, respectively. Their cytotoxicity was investigated on an...
Headspace/GC-MS analysis and investigation of antibacterial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of essential oils and hydrolates from Rosmarinus officinalis L. and Lavandula angustifolia Miller.
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Garzoli, S., Masci, V. L., Franceschi, S., Tiezzi, A., Giacomello, P., Ovidi, E.; Headspace/GC-MS analysis and investigation of antibacterial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of essential oils and hydrolates from Rosmarinus officinalis L. and Lavandula angustifolia Miller.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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