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thy·mol

(thī'mol),
A phenol present in the volatile oil of Thymus vulgaris (thyme), Mentha longifolia (horsemint), and other volatile oils; used externally and internally as an antiseptic, as a deodorizer of offensive discharges, and as a specific for ancylostomiasis.

thymol

(thī′môl′, -mōl′)
n.
A white, crystalline, aromatic compound, C10H14O, derived from thyme oil and other oils or made synthetically and used as an antiseptic, a fungicide, and a preservative.

thy·mol

(thī'mol)
A phenol present in the volatile oil of Thymus vulgaris (thyme), Mentha longifolia (horsemint), and other volatile oils; used externally and internally as an antiseptic, as a deodorizer of offensive discharges, and as a specific for ancylostomiasis.

thy·mol

(thī'mol)
Phenol present in thyme; used externally as an antiseptic and deodorizer, and internally as a specific for ancylostomiasis.
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In this study, newly developed EOM containing eugenol, thymol, and cinnamaldehyde was evaluated for efficacy to improve rumen fermentation pattern by in vitro batch culture.
The results of this analysis revealed that thymol was the most effective of the three phytochemicals used.
In addition to carvacrol and thymol, there were other main compounds detected in the essential oil of L.
Thymol, 2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol, (purity >99%) was purchased from Sigma-AldrichChemie GmbH (Germany).
A second group of emulsions was prepared with a same ratio of thymol and conjugates, but the oil phase contained 20% to 50% thymol.
Sterilized 6 millimeter (mm) diameter absorbent paper disks were drenched with 30 |L of thymol at 10.000 [micro]g/ml, and citronellol and linalool solution in their "pure" form (at 850,000 [micro]g/mL).
Thirty-three phenolic compounds, predominantly phenol, alkyl phenol, thymol, naphthol and alkyl naphthol, were identified in the final enriched product.
This study focuses on the effects of the natural phenols thymol (2-Isopropyl-5-methylphenol) and isoeugenol (4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-1-propenylbenzeneclove) which are the main components of essential oils including oregano, thyme, and clove respectively.
[18] report on some aspects of the mechanism and kinetics of the oxidation of different lipid systems inhibited by the presence of thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol, finding out the greater effectiveness of thymol due to the greater stability of the thymol radical; it is originated by the inductive effect of the isopropyl group located at the ortho position relative to the hydroxyl group.
MOEO chemical analysis showed that the two major compounds were thymol (2.452 g/ml) and carvacrol (0.456 g/ml), whereas p-cymene, 1,8-cineole, and y-terpinen were in very low concentrations.