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Table 1 Chemical composition of essential oils of Ocimum basilicum var.purpureum, Ocium basilicum var. thyrsiflora, Ocimum citriodorum

From: Chemical composition and some biological activities of the essential oils from basil Ocimum different cultivars

Chemical components Relative Retention Indexa O. basilicum var. purpureum, %b O. basilicum var. thyrsiflora, % O. x citriodorum, %
1-octen-3-ol 979 0,2 - 0,1
1-8- Cineole 1035 1.40 3.50 -
(Z) -β-Ocimene 1058 - - 0.24
γ-Terpinene 1078 - - 0.22
Fenhone 1089 - - 0.32
Linalool 1100 18.00 68.00 9.42
Camphor 1146 1.30 1.35 -
α - Terpineol 1181 - - 0.62
Methyl chavicol 1203 57.3 20.00 9.45
Nerol 1231 - - 23.00
Neral 1244 - - 4.93
Geraniol 1259    5.20
Geranial 1274 - - 15.77
Bornyl acetate 1291 0.13 - -
Neryl acetate 1321 - - 0.65
Methyl cinnamate 1338 - - 0.49
β-Elemene 1387 3.62 0.67 0.53
β -Caryophyllene 1419 1.72 - 7.80
β –Copaene 1428 0.28 - 0.56
trans-α-Bergamotene 1433 4.34 1.34 3.52
α-Humulene 1455 0.55 0.28 1.52
cis- β-Farnesene 1472 0.31 - 0.48
Germacrene d 1482 0.68 0.17 -
β-Cubebene 1497 - 0.75 2.26
α-Bulnesene 1502 1.39 0.68 0.47
α-Amorphen 1510 1.54 0.69 -
δ-Cadinene 1518 - - 0.38
Aromadendrene 1529 1.67 0.28 -
Spathulenol 1544 0.68 - -
Caryophyllene oxide 1550 0.57 - -
α –Bisabolene 1561 - - 2.29
β - Bisabolenene 1572 - - 8.31
α-Bisabolol 1642 - - 0.29
  1. afor HP-5 capillary column
  2. b%: Calculated from MIC data
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