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Table 2 Composition of Myrtus communis essential oil before (A), during (B) and after (C) flowering

From: Anti-plasmodial and insecticidal activities of the essential oils of aromatic plants growing in the Mediterranean area

    Sample A Sample B Sample C
Compound ITS.EXPa ITS. LITb g/100g g/100g g/100g
α-Thujene 929 930 0.56 0.75 0.69
α-Pinene 938 936 78.00 56.6 54.77
Sabinene 975 975 n.r. 0.12 0.07
β-Pinene 977 979 0.45 0.60 0.58
β-Myrcene 992 991 0.12 0.31 0.20
α-Phellandrene 1003 1003 0.35 1.34 0.64
δ-2-Carene 1009 1002 0.84 0.98 0.94
α-Terpinene 1017 1017 0.07 0.35 0.19
p-Cimene 1025 1025 1.32 0.51 1.27
Limonene 1030 1029 5.54 5.68 6.53
E-β-Ocimene 1051 1050 0.37 1.06 0.78
γ-Terpinene 1060 1060 0.53 1.47 1.03
α-Terpinolene 1088 1089 0.50 1.86 1.20
Linalool 1099 1097 0.66 1.55 1.85
Terpinen-4-ol 1177 1177 0.07 0.27 0.34
α-Terpineol 1189 n.r.- 0.32 3.00 3.40
Geraniol 1257 1253 0.11 0.57 0.32
Terpinyl acetate 1350 1349 0.12 0.57 n.r.
Eugenol 1357 1359 n.r. 0.15 n.r.
Geranyl acetate 1385 1381 1.16 2.38 2.23
β-Elemene 1390 1391 0.12 0.08 0.41
Methyl eugenol 1404 1404 0.25 0.41 0.33
β-Caryophyllene 1416 1419 1.58 1.41 1.23
γ-Elemene 1432 1437 0.10 0.39 0.19
α-Humulene 1451 1455 0.54 0.47 0.44
β-Selinene 1483 1490 n.r. n.r. 0.17
α-Selinene 1491 1498 n.r. n.r. 0.21
δ-Cadinene 1521 1523 0.10 0.10 0.11
Germacrene B 1554 1561 0.28 0.97 0.40
Caryophyllene oxide 1579 1583 1.11 0.10 0.25
TOTAL    99.32 99.64 99.70
  1. GC-FID-MS analyses were carried out on a Mega5 column (5%phenyl methyl polysiloxane) 25 m, 0.25 mm i.d., 0.25 μm film thickness.
  2. aExperimental Linear Retention Index on Mega5 Column.
  3. b Linear Retention Index on Mega5 Column from Literature (Ref Adams 2007).