Determination of volatile compounds of pine honeys


Silici S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY, cilt.35, ss.641-645, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/biy-1009-112
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.641-645

Özet

The volatile compounds of 13 Turkish pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) honey samples were characterized by solid phase microextraction (SPME) analysis, followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. A total of 42 volatile compounds were identified, but volatile compounds such as nonanal, benzene, 4-hexen-3-ol, alpha-pinene, and 2-heptanone were recognized to be specific floral origin markers of the pine honey. The SPME extraction method was proposed as an alternative way to carry out pollen analysis for floral source detection, especially for products such as pine honey, by characterization of honeydew elements.