Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 50, Issue 5, pp 935–938 | Cite as

Compositions of Essential oils From East-Asian Thymus komarovii, T. nakhodkensis, and T. przewalskii

  • E. M. Suleimen
  • R. V. Dudkin
  • P. G. Gorovoi
  • M. Wang
  • I. Khan
  • S. A. Ross

Essential oils from three east-Asian Thymus species, two of which (T. komarovii Serg. and T. nakhodkensis Gorovoi et Dudkin) grow on limestone (calciphiles) and a third [T. przewalskii (Kom.) Nakai] of which grows on the sandy west bank of Lake Khanka in the vicinity of Novokachalinsk and Turii Rog, Khanka District, Primorsky Krai, were studied.

The calciphilic species T. komarovii was described from the limestone Chandalaz (Lozovyi) Range in Partizan District, Primorsky Krai, and is distributed in southern Primorsky Krai and eastern Siberia [1, 2].

The endemic calciphilic species T. nakhodkensis was recently described as a new species and is found only in the vicinity of Nakhodka. It grows on limestone of the Liaodong geological formation [3].

The species T. przewalskii grows on the shores of Lake Khanka and differs from the calciphilic Far-East species by a sharp lemon-geranium fragrance. This species is combined with T. chankoanus Klok. and T. mandschuricusRonn. in the floristical...





We thank Dr. M. Jacob (University of Miss., USA) for assistance in studying the antimicrobial activity; Dr. S. Khan, for assistance in studying the antimalarial activity; Dr. B. Tekwani, for assistance in studying the antileishmanial activity (Grant No. AI 27094 NIH, NIAID, Division of AIDS, Grant No. 58-6408-1-603, USDA Agricultural Research Service Specific Cooperative Agreement), and Dr. Zh. B. Iskakova for studying the cytotoxic activity of the essential oils. The work was performed under the auspices of grants from the RK MES budgetary program 055 “Basic and Applied Scientific Research” on topics “Phytochemical Study of Plants from Kazakhstan and Siberia. Creation of Modified Derivatives of Mono- and Sesquiterpenoids, Flavanoids, and Their Bioscreening” and “Creation of Products of the brand ‘Aromas of Kazakhstan Steppes’” and also of the RFBR Grant 12-04-01325.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Suleimen
    • 1
  • R. V. Dudkin
    • 2
    • 3
  • P. G. Gorovoi
    • 4
  • M. Wang
    • 5
  • I. Khan
    • 5
  • S. A. Ross
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Applied ChemistryL. N. Gumilev Eurasian National UniversityAstanaRepublic of Kazakhstan
  2. 2.Laboratory of Plant Introduction, Botanical Garden-Institute, Far-East BranchRussian Academy of Sciences, Russian FederationVladivostokRussia
  3. 3.Department of Biodiversity and Marine BiologyFar-East Federal University of the RFVladivostokRussia
  4. 4.Laboratory of Chemotaxonomy, G. B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far-East BranchRussian Academy of Sciences, Russian FederationVladivostokRussia
  5. 5.National Center for Natural Products Research and Department of Pharmacognosy, School of PharmacyThe University of MississippiOxfordUSA

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