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Monoterpenes: Essential Oil Components with Valuable Features

[ Vol. 20 , Issue. 11 ]

Author(s):

Anahita Boveiri Dehsheikh, Mohammad Mahmoodi Sourestani*, Paria Boveiri Dehsheikh, Javad Mottaghipisheh, Sara Vitalini and Marcello Iriti*   Pages 958 - 974 ( 17 )

Abstract:


Medicinal plants have a wide range of secondary metabolites including monoterpene. These volatile compounds are the main components of essential oils, belonging to the isoprenoid group and possessing valuable features for plants and humans. This review provides comprehensive information on chemical structures and classification of monoterpenes. It describes their biosynthesis pathways and introduces plant families and species rich in noteworthy monoterpenes. Bio-activities, pharmacological and pesticide effects as well as their mechanism of action are reported. Applications of these compounds in various industries are also included

Keywords:

Anticancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, bioherbicides, essential oil, insecticides, monoterpenes, preservatives, secondary metabolites, volatile aromatic oils.

Affiliation:

Horticultural Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Horticultural Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Horticultural Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged, Eötvös u. 6, H-6720 Szeged, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Milan State University, Milan, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Milan State University, Milan



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