Phytochemical Analysis and Insecticidal Activities of Seed Extracts from Oenanthe pimpinelloides L. Treated Paper Samples vs. Tribolium castaneum


  • Ahsen Ezel Bildik Dal Department of Forest Industry Engineering, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa
  • Ayşe Daut Ozdemir Department of Chemistry, Istanbul Technical University
  • Mehmet Onurhan Gucus Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University
  • Amel Herouini Associated Laboratory of Mathematics and Applied Sciences, University of Ghardaia
  • Abdellah Kemassi Laboratory of Protection the Ecosystems in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones, University of Kasdi-Merbah Ouergla


Oenanthe pimpinelloides, Tribolium castaneum, Paper treatment, Seed extracts


The utilization of plant extraction products from Oeneanthe pimpinelloides (Apiaceae family) seeds were investigated in terms of their use as an insecticide control of packaging materials. The aim was to investigate their insecticidal effects against the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. The Oeneanthe pimpinelloides seeds were extracted with methanol. By using the liquid-liquid extraction method, the hexane extract (II) was separated from the methanol extract (I) and hexane and methanol were evaporated. Then, the chemical composition of each sample was determined via gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. The methanol extract predominantly contained tetrahydrofuran, 1-methoxy-2-propanol, 1-methoxy, 2-butoxyethanol, 1-phenylethanone, cyclohexene carboxylate derivative, (3-phenyl-2-propynylidene) cyclopropane, diphenyldiazene, and dihydroxypropyl ester components, while the hexane fraction contained nonane, 1-octanol, decane, undecane, tridecane, alkyl benzene, benzene sulfonic acid, benzoxazine, and hexadecanoic acid components, as well as some derivatives of them. Each fraction was dissolved in DMSO for impregnation on filter paper. The insecticide effects of the paper samples were determined against Tribolium castneum. According to the results, the mortality started after 3 d for each fraction. After 4 d, the hexane fraction indicated total mortality in comparison with the methanol fraction, which showed partial mortality (3/5).






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