Constituents of volatile compounds derived from Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil and acaricidal toxicities against house dust mites
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- Yang, JY., Cho, KS., Chung, NH. et al. J Korean Soc Appl Biol Chem (2013) 56: 91. doi:10.1007/s13765-012-2195-1
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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.