Table 1 Volatile organic compounds for banana plants.

From: First Characterisation of Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted by Banana Plants

Compounds aCASIUPAC namesRIcal bRIStd cRIref dIdentification eClassfVOCs quantities ± standard deviation (ng/μl)Ref RIg
CavendishPacific Plantain
α-pinene80-56-84,6,6-trimethylbicyclo[3.1.1]hept-3-ene103110181032MS RI STDAe3.30 ± 1.24A
β-pinene127-91-36,6-dimethyl-4-methylidenebicyclo[3.1.1]heptane110911021124MS RI STDAe1.23 ± 0.47A
Myrcene123-35-37-methyl-3-methylideneocta-1,6-diene116311581156MS RI STDAe3.84 ± 1.9516.89 ± 12.85A
Limonene138-86-31-methyl-4-prop-1-en-2-ylcyclohexene119111861178MS RI STDAe15.19 ± 5.54B
(E)-hex-2-enal6728-26-3(E)-hex-2-enal121812111207MS RI STDAd60.23 ± 34.64A
(Z) β ocimene3338-55-4(3Z)-3,7-dimethylocta-1,3,6-triene122812221245MS RI STDAe8.92 ± 4.0410.36 ± 7.19B
(E) β ocimene13877-91-3(3E)-3,7-dimethylocta-1,3,6-triene124412401242MS RI STDAe8.86 ± 4.45241.76 ± 158.49B
4,8-dimethyl-1,3,7-nonatriene19945-61-0(3E)-4,8-dimethylnona-1,3,7-triene1302MSAe226.20 ± 62.01 
6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one110-93-06-methylhept-5-en-2-one132813291340MS RI STDK29.60 ± 11.6618.56 ± 20.89D
Alloocimene673-84-7(4E,6E)-2,6-dimethylocta-2,4,6-triene136113641367MS RI STDAe3.82 ± 2.65D
Linalool78-70-63,7-dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol153515391537MS RI STDAe6.96 ± 2.89B
6-methyl-3,5-heptadien-2-one1604-28-0(3E)-6-methylhepta-3,5-dien-2-one157615831590MS RI STDK14.83 ± 10.8418.78 ± 26.86E
(E)-β-farnesene18794-84-8(6E)-7,11-dimethyl-3-methylidenedodeca-1,6,10-triene165416611658MS RI STDAe126.02 ± 87.79B
(Z,E)-α-farnesene26560-14-5(3Z,6E)-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-1,3,6,10-tetraene171617151727MS RI STDAe799.64 ± 503.15C
(E,E)-α-farnesene502-61-4(3E,6E)-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-1,3,6,10-tetraene174017421756MS RI STDAe87.90 ± 11.28571.24 ± 381.70C
Methyl salicylate119-36-8methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate175517651745MS RI STDE33.82 ± 14.29145.42 ± 163.03B
β-ionone79-77-6(E)-4-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexen-1-yl)but-3-en-2-one192419341918MS RI STDAe3.76 ± 0.853.47 ± 1.76A
  1. aCompounds are listed according to their order of elution.
  2. bLinear retention index calculated on a VF-Wax capillary column with an homologous series of alkanes.
  3. cLinear retention indexes obtained for injected standards.
  4. dLinear retention indexes from literature.
  5. eIdentification methods used are indicated by the following.
  6. MS: identification by comparison with mass spectral databases, RI: identification by retention indexes with literature data, STD: comparison with the retention times and mass spectra of available pure standards; f: Chemical classes: Ae: Alkene, Ad: Aldehyde, E: Ester, K: Ketone; g: References: A: Walter and Shibamoto, 1980, B: http://www.flavornet.org/f_kovats.html, C: Davies, 1990, D: Weingart et al., 2012, E: Buttery et al., 1990.