Constituents of volatile compounds derived from Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil and acaricidal toxicities against house dust mites

Ji Yeon Yang, Kyoung Shik Cho, Nam Hyun Chung, Chung Ho Kim, Joo Won Suh, Hoi Seon Lee

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Abstract

The acaricidal activities of the volatile compounds derived from Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil were evaluated against house dust mites. Terpinen-4-ol (3. 89 and 3. 51 μg/cm2) was approximately 2. 0 and 1. 7 times more active than benzyl benzoate (7. 83 and 5. 96 μg/cm2). Therefore, terpinen-4-ol could be useful as a natural acaricide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil
  • acaricidal activity
  • house dust mites
  • volatile compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Organic Chemistry

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