Essential oils of some Boswellia spp., myrrh and opopanax

Baser K., Demirci B., Dekebo A., Dagne E.

FLAVOUR AND FRAGRANCE JOURNAL, vol.18, no.2, pp.153-156, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ffj.1166
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-156
  • Keywords: Boswellia neglecta, B. pirottae, B. rivae, Commiphora myrrha, C. guidottii, myrrh, opopanax, frankincense, Burseraceae, alpha-thujene, limonene, trans-verbenol, (E)-beta-ocimene, furanoeudesma-1,3-diene, FURANOSESQUITERPENES, CONSTITUENTS, FRANKINCENSE
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation of resins of Boswellia neglecta, B. pirottae,B. rivae, Commiphora myrrha (myrrh) and C. guidottii (opopanax or scented myrrh) were analysed using GC-MS. alpha-Thujene (19.2%), alpha-pinene (16.7%) and terpinen-4-ol (12.5%) were found to be the major components in B. neglecta; limonene (14.8%) in B. rivae; trans-verbenol (15.5%) and terpinen-4-ol (14.6%) in B. pirottae; (E),-beta-ocimene (33%) in gum opopanax and furanoeudesma-1,3-diene (34%) in myrrh. Copyright (C) 2003 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.