Molecular Classification of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Mentha pulegium Oils Components


  • Francisco Torrens Zaragozá Institut Universitari de Ciència Molecular. Universitat de València.



periodic table, periodic property, periodic law, periodic classification, information entropy


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, unlike M. pulegium, which is led by pulegone. The antifungal activity of M. pulegium is three times more frequent than that of E. camaldulensis. The phytochemicals present synergy. Categorization is recommended on the basis of information entropy. The quantity of C-C double bonds, O-atoms and cycles cluster structures. The procedure undergoes a combinatorial upsurge. Nevertheless, following equipartition conjecture, one gets a criterion for selection. Entropy allows clustering phytochemicals according to cluster and principal component analyses. In the periodic classification, components in the same column show similar features. Phytochemicals in the same row present utmost similarity.


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