Casiglia S, Jemia MB, Riccobono L, Bruno M, Scandolera E, Senatore F
Natural Product Research, 2015
In this study the chemical composition of the essential oil from aerial parts of Moluccella spinosa L. collected in Sicily was evaluated by GC and GC-MS. The main components of M. spinosa L. were α-pinene (26.6%), caryophyllene oxide (16.8%) and β-caryophyllene (8.6%). A comparison with other studied oils of genus Moluccella is made. Antibacterial and antifungal activities against some microorganisms infesting historical textiles were also determined.
Casiglia S1, Jemia MB, Riccobono L, et al. Chemical composition of the essential oil of Moluccella spinosa L. (Lamiaceae) collected wild in Sicily and its activity on microorganisms affecting historical textiles. Nat Prod Res. 2015. [Epub ahead of print]