Molecular Classification of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Mentha pulegium Oils Components
Eucalyptus and Mentha remain flavours in agro-food manufacturing. Oils and components present antifungal potency vs. decay of fruits; E. camaldulensis is led by 1,8-cineole and a‑pinene, but M. pulegium, by pulegone. The antifungal activity of M. pulegium results three times that of E. camaldulensis. The phytochemicals present synergy. Categorization is recommended on basis of information entropy. Quantity of C-C double bonds, O-atoms and cycles cluster structures. The procedure undergoes a combinatorial upsurge. Notwithstandig, following equipartition conjecture, one gets a criterion for selection. The entropy allows clustering phytochemicals in agreement with cluster and principal component analyses. In the periodic classification, components in the same column show alike features. Phytochemicals as well in the same row present utmost similarity.