monoterpenes


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mon·o·ter·penes

(mon'ō-ter'pēnz),
Hydrocarbons or their derivatives formed by the condensation of two isoprene units, and therefore containing 10 carbon atoms, for example, camphor; monoterpenes often contain a cyclic structure.
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The aim of the present study was to advance our understanding of the mechanism of action of this monoterpene on cholesterol and TG metabolism in non-tumor-bearing mice.
The present study found that the essential oils from Anemia hirsuta and Anemia radianna are mainly composed of monoterpene hydrocarbons, oxygenated monoterpenes, sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and oxygenated sesquiterpenes.
Eudesmanc derivatives and highly oxygenated monoterpenes from Iranian Artemisia species.
Davies NW Gas Chromatographic Retention Indices of Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes on Methyl Silicone and Carbowax 20M Phases.
In the present study, a mixture of two monoterpenes, [alpha]-pinene and limonene, and a sesquiterpene, [beta]-caryophyllene, were dosed orally to goats under controlled experimental conditions and their concentrations in blood, milk and cheese were determined and correlated.
Key words: Alces alces, conifers, essential oil, feeding choice, feeding time, monoterpenes, moose, odour.
The purpose of this study was to investigate emissions during storage of solid wood fuels by measuring both the emission of monoterpenes and the formation of aldehydes during storage of undried sawdust, dried sawdust, and pellets.
Of about 500 carabid species that have been chemically investigated, this is the first report of the presence of such complex mixtures of monoterpenes in their defensive secretions.
The other monoterpenes tested showed no response from X.
Chemicals, including glucosinolates, monoterpenes, and tannins, are generally produced through secondary metabolism (Lerdau, 1994; Mauricio, 1998; Gatehouse, 2002; Siemens et al.