Chemical Composition and Antibacterial Activity of the Leaf Essential Oil of Baccharis magellanica (Lam.) Pers. and Baccharis elaeoides Remy From Chile

Henrik Toft Simonsen, Casper Riedel, Lise B. Gade, Christina P. Jebjerg, Alfonso Guzman, Per Molgaard

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The essential oil and the MeOH extract of the leaves from Baccharis magellanica and B. elaeoides were found to be active against the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Analysis of the leaf essential oil yielded 0.3% v/w and 0.7% v/w, respectively. Analysis by GC-FID and GC/MS established the major constituents of both species. In B. elaeoides the major constituents were γ-cadinene (9.9%), limonene (9.1%), τ-cadinol (8.4%), α-cadinol (8.1%), β-pinene (5.0%), β-patchoulene (4.9%), α-muurolene (4.0%), α-pinene (3.6%), α-calacorene (2.7%), γ-muurolene (2.7%), α-thujene (2.5%), α-cubebene (2.4%) and terpinen-4-ol (2.2%), and in B. magellanica the major constituents were 4-hydroxyacetophenone (30.5%), massoia lactone (9.2%), α-cadinol (6.5%), γ-eudesmol (4.9%), elemol (3.7%), β-eudesmol (2.5%) and caryophyllene oxide (2.3%).
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Essential Oil Research
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • 4-Hydroxyacetophenone
  • Asteraceae
  • Baccharis elacoides
  • Baccharis magellanica
  • Essential oil composition

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