Cedrene


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Ce´drene

    (sē´drēn)
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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Category Main components Aromatic hydrocarbons Ethylbenzene, 1,3-dimethyl benzene, 1-methylene lH-indene, butylated hydroxy toluene, 1-methylnaphthalene, 2-methylnaphthalene Alkanes Undecane, dodecane, tridecane, tetradecane, pentadecane, hexadecane, 2,6,10-trimethyl dodecyl, 4-(prop-2 loxypropangl)octane, 2,6-dimethyl decane Alkenes 2-Propenylidene cyclobutene, cedrene, Seychelles alkene Aldehydes and ketones Hexanal, nonanal, benzaldehyde, acetophenone, undecanal Esters Butyl butyrate, 3-methyl heptanol acetate, 2 acrylic acid 2 ethylhexyl ester, oxalic acid acrylate Others TV-butyl ether
fragrantissima oil is rich with sesquisabinene hydrate, bisabolene epoxide, camphor, and caryophyllene oxide; also limonene, menthol, azulene, and thujone are found in moderate amount, while santolina alcohol, lanceol, cedrene, and granny geraniol are found in a minor amounts (Table 1).
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).