Effects of ${\gamma}$-Irradiation on the Volatile Organic Compounds from Cuscutae Semen (Cuscuta chinensis Lam)

감마선 조사가 기능성 식품 소재인 토사자의 휘발성 유기성분에 미치는 영향

  • 양수형 (조선대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김경수 (조선대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2008.08.14
  • Accepted : 2008.09.12
  • Published : 2008.09.30


This study was performed to examine the effect of ${\gamma}$-irradiation on the volatile organic compounds of Cuscutae Semen (Cuscuta chinensis L.). The volatile organic compounds of non-irradiated and 10 kGy ${\gamma}$-irradiated Cuscutae Semen were isolated using SDE apparatus and analyzed by GC/MS. Limonene, ethanol, (E)-2-decenal, hexadecanol, nonanoic acid and nonanal were detected as dominant compounds. Before irradiation, the total concentration of volatile organic compounds of Cuscutae Semen was approximately 189.90 mg/kg. After irradiation at 10 kGy, total concentrations increased to 299.46 mg/kg, but, the profile of volatile compounds including the essential oils of Cuscutae Semen was not differ from non- and irradiated sample. Therefore it was improved the extraction yield of useful compounds such as limonene, menthol, piperitone and isomenthone by irradiation.