Terpenoid composition and antifungal activity of three commercially important essential oils againstAspergillus flavusandAspergillus niger

  • Deepa Bisht, Anirban Pal, C.S. Chanotiya, Dhirendra Mishra, K.N. Pandey
  • Natural Product Research, December 2011, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/14786419.2010.521926

Terpenoid composition and antifungal activity of essential oils

What is it about?

Fifteen compounds, which accounted for 97.8% of Acorus calamus root oil composition have been identified. Besides the major constituent (Z)-asarone (81.1–92.4%), (Z)-methyl isoeugenol (1.8–2.1%), (Z)-isoelemicin (1.2–1.3%), (E)-asarone (1.0–2.6%), (E)-methyl isoeugenol (0.2–0.4%), (Z)-?-ocimene (0.2–0.4%), elemicin (0.2–0.3%), linalool (0.1–0.9%) and kessane (t–0.2%) were identified. Monoterpenes constituted the main fraction of Origanum vulgare essential oil.

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