Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2019, Volume 22, Issue 1
Pages 55-62

GC–MS and neutron activation investigations of medicinal Teucrium L. species

Nina Ciocarlan 1 , Alexandru Ciocan 2 , Ion Dragalin 3 , Aculina Aricu 3 , Inga Zinicovscaia 4,5,3 , Svetlana Gundorina 4

1 National Botanical Garden (Institute) “Alexandru Ciubotaru”, Padurii str. 18, Chisinau MD-2002, Republic of Moldova
2 National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, PO Box Râureni 7, 240050, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
3 Institute of Chemistry, 3, Academiei str., Chisinau MD 2028, Republic of Moldova
4 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joliot-Curie str. 6, 141980, Dubna, Russia
5 Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering, 30 Reactorului Str. MG 6, Bucharest Magurele, Romania

*Corresponding authors: Alexandru Ciocarlan, E-mail:

Published: 2019


The chemical composition of essential oils and elemental content of plants of T. scordium, T. hircanicum, T. chamaedrys, T. botrys and T. polium species performed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and neutron activation analyses are reported. The GC-MS analysis allowed the identification of 13 to 32 components in the analyzed essential oil samples. A total of 25 chemical elements were determined in plant species by means of NAA method.


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    Teucrium, GC-MS analysis, neutron activation analysis, elemental content

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