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Table 4 Composition of Satureja thymbra 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 SampleC
Compound ITSEXPa ITS. LITb g/100g g/100g g/100g
α-Thujene 929 930 1.1 1.1 0.9
α-Pinene 935 936 1.5 1.4 1.7
Camphene 950 954 0.7 0.6 0.7
Sabinene 974 975 0.2 0.2 0.1
β-Pinene 977 979 0.7 0.7 0.9
β-Myrcene 991 991 1.4 1.2 1.2
α-Phellandrene 1003 1003 0.2 0.2 0.2
α-Terpinene 1017 1017 2.4 2.0 1.6
p-Cymene 1025 1025 6.7 4.3 4.8
Limonene 1029 1029 0.8 0.6 0.7
Cis β-Ocimene 1040 1037 1.0 0.3 0.3
Trans β-Ocimene 1050 1050 1.2 0.4 0.4
γ -Terpinene 1061 1060 27.0 18.2 11.8
cis-Sabinene hydrate 1068 1070 0.1 0.1 0.2
α-Terpinolene 1088 1089 0.1 0.1 0.1
trans-Sabinene hydrate 1097 1098 0.1 0.1 0.1
Linalool 1099 1097 0.1 0.2 0.2
Borneol 1165 1169 1.0 1.0 1.6
Terpinen-4-ol 1177 1177 0.3 0.3 0.4
Thymol methyl ether 1244 1235 1.8 1.3 1.8
Thymol 1293 1290 36.0 52.6 57.1
Carvacrol 1300 1299 1.8 2.8 3.5
Thymol acetate 1354 1352 0.2 0.1 0.3
β-Caryophyillene 1417 1419 5.6 5.0 5.1
α-Humulene 1451 1455 0.2 0.2 0.2
Germacrene D 1479 1485 0.5 0.4 0.1
Caryophyllene oxide 1579 1583 0.9 0.3 0.6
TOTAL    93.6 95.7 96.5
  1. a Experimental Linear Retention Index on Mega5 Column.
  2. b Linear Retention Index on Mega5 Column from Literature (Ref Adams 2007).