GC/MS Analysis of Terpenes of Boswellia Serrata Resin Found in Iraq

Noor S Jaafar


Objective: The aim of this work was to detect terpenes other than boswellic acid derivatives in olibanum of Boswellia Serrata found in Iraq. Methods: The olibanum of Boswellia Serrata was macerated in methanol for one day, then filtration.  Filter at was concentrated till reddish brown syrupy residue was gained, (3%) potassium hydroxide was added till basification. This basic solution was stirred continuously until a uniform emulsion was formed, then extracted with chloroform in a separatory funnel; the chloroform fraction was analyzed by GC /MS spectrometry. Results: GC /MS analysis reveal the presence of terpenes and non-terpenes constituents.  Conclusion: Most of the detected terpenes were sesquiterpenes and the least one was di-terpenes.

Keywords: Boswellia Serrata, Olibanm, Terpenes, Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry.

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