articulatum contains alpha-terpineol
, a terpenoid with proven antibacterial activity against S.
The target list MVOCs that were specifically analyzed included 3-methylfuran, 2-methyl-1-propanol, 1-butanol, 3-methyl-2-butanol, 2-pentanol, 3-methyl-1-butanol, dimethyl disulfide, ethyl isobutyrate, 2-hexanone, 2-heptanone, 5-methyl-3-heptanone, 1-octen-3-ol, 3-octanone, 3-octanol, 2-pentylfuran, 2-octen-1-ol, 2-methoxy-3-1(methylethyl)pyrazine, 2-nonanone, fenchone, 2-methylisoborneol, alpha-terpineol
, geosmin, thujopsene, anisole, and isopropyl acetate.
The results obtained in the chemical composition study of the essential oils are shown on Table 1, which the major component was piperitone (35.56%), other components present in appreciable contents were: piperitenone (21.18%), alpha-terpineol
(10.89%), pulegone (6.452%), piperitone oxide (4.02%), menthol (3.28%), menthone (3.09%), neomenthol (2.80%), menthofuran (2.15%), isomenthone (1.56%), carvone (1.13%), geranyl acetate (1.06%), germacrene D (1.03%) and limonene (1.02%).
The essential oil of spice tree "African pepper" dried fruits from Cameroon contains more than 100 identified volatiles, and the main components are Beta-pinene (18%), terpinen-4-ol (8.9%), sabinene (7.2%), alpha-terpineol
(4.1%), 1,8-cineole (2.5%), mytenol (2.4%) and kaurane derivatives (4.2%) (Jirovetz et al., 2005) , while Tatsadjien et al., 2003 fruits essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation (yield 2.5%) from plants growing in Cameroon contain Beta-pinene (18.3%), terpinen-4-ol (8.9%), sabinene (7.2%), alpha-phellandrene (7.1%), alpha-terpineol
(4.1%) and trans-Beta-ocimene (3.1%).