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Table 2 Chemical composition of volatile oil (VO) from Nigella sativa seed oils

From: Elucidation of mechanisms of actions of thymoquinone-enriched methanolic and volatile oil extracts from Nigella sativa against cardiovascular risk parameters in experimental hyperlipidemia

Peak no. Compounds Retention time Area%
1 p-Cymene 11.008 3.81
2 beta.-Terpineol 12.233 0.48
3 Dihydrocarveol 13.044 0.50
4 Isothujol 13.144 0.61
5 (+)-trans, trans-5-Caranol 13.744 7.83
6 1-Terpinenol 13.818 0.23
7 cis-beta-Terpineol 14.332 0.17
8 Thujol 15.029 0.14
9 4-Terpineol 15.507 10.55
10 p-Cymen-8-ol 15.639 1.62
11 Terpineol 15.830 0.38
12 Allethrolone 16.156 0.21
13 Methoxycitronellal 16.615 0.12
14 Carvone 17.344 0.26
15 Thymoquinone 17.535 13.53
16 trans-Carveol 17.646 0.53
17 Linalyl anthranilate 17.766 0.27
18 Carvenone 17.858 0.14
19 Pichtosin 18.476 0.79
20 Thymol 18.565 31.98
21 Isothymol 18.961 1.64
22 trans,trans-2,4-Decadienal 19.257 0.31
23 Copaene 20.445 1.03
24 Limonene oxide 20.892 0.34
25 (+)-Sativen 21.892 0.12
26 Longifolene-(V4) 22.027 7.23
27 Methyl 2,5-octadecadiynoate 23.602 0.14
28 2-Tridecanone 23.750 0.63
29 beta.-Farnesene 24.249 0.16
30 (-)-Isoledene 24.832 0.16
31 p-tert-Butylpyrocatechol 25.421 4.28
32 beta-Pinene oxide 26.564 0.21
33 1-Cyclododecyl-ethanone 28.064 0.32
34 11-Dodecen-2-one 28.486 0.33
35 Epiglobulol 28.602 0.72
36 5-Tetradecen-1-ol, acetate, (Z)- 29.969 0.14
37 2,4,5-Trimethoxy benzoic acid 30.390 0.96
38 Palmitic acid, methyl ester 33.191 0.40
39 9-Octadecyne 34.033 0.56
40 Rimuen 34.317 1.31
41 Cephrol 34.378 1.24
42 Preg-4-en-3-one, 12,17-dihydroxy-20-nitrilo- 35.197 0.47
43 Methyl linoleate 36.474 0.97
44 Methyl oleate 36.564 0.37
45 Citronellal 36.700 1.70
46 Vellerdiol 37.558 0.10
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