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n.1.(Chem.) A rich aromatic oil, C15H24, extracted from oil of red cedar, and regarded as a polymeric terpene; also any one of a class of similar substances, as the essential oils of cloves, cubebs, juniper, etc., of which cedrene proper is the type.
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cedrene alcohols and clovan diol) increased or appeared for the first time in the chloroform extract.
5 mg/mL while cedrene showed only 31 and 13 percent inhibition against G.
01 -- Total Peak Components 1 [alpha]-Cedrene 2 [beta]-Cedrene 3 (Z)-Thujopsene 4 [beta]-Chamigrene 5 (E)-Thujopsene-(I2) 6 [alpha]-Chamigrene 7 [alpha]-Cuparene 8 2-Ethyl-methyl phenol 9 Cedrene isomer 10 Cedrol (may contain small amounts of widdrol) 11 Cedr-3-en-15-ol 12 Thujopsene alcohols?
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis identified skeletons of sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpene alcohols in both extracts and the most abundant compounds identified, cedrol, cedrenes, and thujopsenes, were individually screened for antifungal activity.
The antitermite compounds are reported to be cedrenes and sesquiterpenes of a 15-carbon skeleton (Karchesy 1998).