Table 1: Mean percentage of the Satureja montana L. (France) essential oil components and RI comparison according to the literature.

Peak numberCompoundaPercentageRetention index (RI)
CalculatedbLiterature (reference)

1α-Thujene1.14927927 (Mimica-Dukic et al., 2003)[33]
2α-Pinene0.73934934 (Basta et al., 2007)[34]
3Camphene0.31949949 (Baranauskiene et al., 2003)[35]
4β-Pinene0.15978979 (Hajlaoui et al., 2010)[36]
51-Octen-3-ol0.86981980 (Forero et al., 2009)[37]
6 -Myrcene1.3992992 (Hazzit et al., 2006)[38]
7 -Phellandrene0.2210061006 (Wannes et al., 2009)[39]
8 -Terpinene1.7610181020 (Yu et al., 2007)[40]
9p-Cymene13.0310271027 (Roussis et al., 2000)[41]
10Limonene0.7310301030 (Harzallah-Skhiri et al., 2006)[42]
11Eucalyptol0.4210331033 (Juliani et al., 2004)[43]
12Trans- -ocimene0.2910391039 (Jalali-Heravi et al., 2006)[44]
13 -Terpinene13.5410601061 (Hajlaoui et al., 2010)[36]
14Trans-sabinene hydrate0.8710701070 (Ogunwande et al., 2010)[45]
15Linalool1.8111011101 (Zhao et al., 2005)[46]
16Borneol1.1411701167 (Singh et al., 2006)[47]
17Terpinen-4-ol0.511811181 (Mehrabani et al., 2004)[48]
18 -Terpineol0.1311941194 (Sajjadi and Ghannadi, 2005)[49]
19Linalyl acetate0.1912551255 (Afsharypuor and Jahromy, 2003)[50]
20Thymol0.8912981298 (Ghannadi et al., 2004)[51]
21Carvacrol53.3513091311 (Saroglou et al., 2006)[52]
22Carvacrol acetate0.1913741377 (Zouari et al., 2007)[53]
23 -Bourbonene0.1513901391 (Baranauskiene et al., 2003)[35]
24 -Caryophyllene2.2314261426 (Zhao et al., 2005)[46]
25α-Amorphene0.314821494 (Jalali-Heravi et al., 2006)[44]
26Germacrene-D0.5214881488 (Novak et al., 2005)[54]
27 -Patchoulene0.4915021503 (Pripdeevech et al., 2010)[55]
28 -Bisabolene1.315111511 (Asuming et al., 2005)[56]
29 -Cadinene0.2515211521 (Zouari et al., 2011)[57]
30 -Cadinene0.4815291528 (Zouari et al., 2011)[57]
31Spathulenol0.1515881590 (Mehrabani et al., 2004)[48]
32Caryophyllene oxide0.4315941594 (Zouari et al., 2011)[57]
Total identified99.85
Yield (g/100 g dry weight)1.56
Grouped components (%)
Monoterpene hydrocarbons33.2
 Oxygenated monoterpenes59.11
Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons5.72
 Oxygenated sesquiterpenes0.58
 Others1.24

Compounds are listed in order of their elution from the HP-5MS column.
bRetention index calculated against C8–C26 n-alkanes mixture on HP-5MS column.