Boris Pejin, Ljubodrag Vujisic, Marko Sabovljevic, Vele Tesevic, Vlatka Vajs
Cryptogamie, Bryologie 32 (2), 113-117, (1 April 2011) https://doi.org/10.7872/cryb.v32.iss1.2011.113
KEYWORDS: Mosses, Rhodobryum ontariense, Serbia, phytochemistry, essential oil
The essential oil composition of the moss Rhodobryum ontariense obtained by hydrodistillation was preliminary analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Thirteen compounds (86.41% of the total oil) were identified. The main chemical constituents were phytol (31.95%) and 1-octen-3-ol (15.44%). Such an abundance of phytol has not yet been reported in other mosses. Four chemicals (cis-decahydronaphthalene, allo-hedycaryol, jasmone and 2,5,5,8a-tetramethyl1,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydronaphthalene-1-carboxylic acid, methyl ester) are first records, not only for the genus Rhodobryum and mosses in general, but also for the group of bryophytes as a whole.