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Table 1 Chemical composition of the Melaleuca alternifolia Cheel essential oil

From: In vivo activity of terpinen-4-ol, the main bioactive component of Melaleuca alternifolia Cheel (tea tree) oil against azole-susceptible and -resistant human pathogenic Candida species

Components Kovats Index, K.I.a Percentage, %
α-Thujene 931 0.94
α-Pinene 939 2.42
Sabinene 976 0.40
β-Pinene 980 0.73
Myrcene 991 0.87
α-Phellandrene 1005 0.34
α-Terpinene 1018 9.76
p-Cymene 1026 2.82
Limonene 1031 1.75
1,8-Cineole 1033 3.57
γ-Terpinene 1062 20.65
Terpinolene 1088 3.71
Terpinen-4-ol 1168 42.35
α-Terpineol 1189 3.09
Aromadendrene 1439 0.94
δ-Cadinene 1524 1.05
  1. aThe substances were reported in increasing order of Retention Time expressed as Kovat's Index