Table 1

Chemical profiles of frankincense essential oil fractions
Boswellia sacra Fractions (%)
Ret. Index Component I II III IV
755 toluene 0.18 0.16 0.10 0.06
922 unidentified* 1.13 1.05 1.03 0.80
929 alpha-thujene 0.87 1.02 0.98 0.93
940 alpha-pinene 78.45 76.29 65.49 59.40
953 camphene + verbenene 4.09 4.39 3.42 3.46
973 sabinene 1.41 1.11 2.12 3.63
979 beta-pinene 2.16 2.33 2.27 2.38
987 myrcene 2.56 2.82 7.46 5.36
994 ortho-methyl anisole 0.16 0.18 0.17 0.35
1004 alpha-phellandrene 0.54 0.69 1.20 1.30
1011 delta-3-carene 0.03 0.04 0.89 0.09
1018 para-cymene 0.65 0.87 1.24 1.23
1031 limonene 5.55 6.92 8.43 8.99
1039 cis-beta-ocimene 0.07 0.10 0.19 0.33
1055 gamma-terpinene 0.06 0.10 0.22 0.44
1079 para-cymenene 0.04 0.05 0.05 0.08
1085 alpha-terpinolene 0.04 0.06 0.17 0.29
1101 myrcenol 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.11
1112 alpha-campholene aldehyde 0.08 0.13 0.30 0.70
1134 trans-pinocarveol 0.07 0.10 0.27 0.77
1138 cis-verbenol 0.07 0.07 0.22 0.46
1146 unidentified** 0.03 0.05 0.12 0.41
1149 pinocamphone 0.02 0.02 0.04 0.11
1153 alpha-phellandren-8-ol 0.03 0.04 0.22 0.80
1160 borneol 0.01 0.06
1166 para-cymene-8-ol 0.03 0.04 0.07 0.13
1171 terpinene-4-ol 0.03 0.04 0.14 0.50
1180 alpha-terpineol + myrtenal 0.05 0.06 0.12 0.40
1187 myrtenol 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.13
1191 verbenone 0.07 0.15 0.42
1203 cis-carveol 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.10
1243 dimethyl ether orcinol 0.06 0.10
1278 bornyl acetate 0.04 0.05 0.19 0.47
1339 alpha-terpenyl acetate 0.01 0.01 0.05 0.15
1391 alpha-copaene 0.01 0.01 0.06 0.13
1400 beta-elemene 0.03 0.04 0.41 0.94
1437 trans-beta-caryophyllene 0.02 0.02 0.28 0.62
1470 alpha-humulene 0.03 0.01 0.11 0.17
1477 allo-aromadendrene 0.02 0.06
1485 gamma-muurolene 0.01 0.05 0.10
1494 germacrene D 0.02 0.09
1501 beta-selinene 0.01 0.02 0.21 0.45
1509 alpha-selinene 0.02 0.01 0.12 0.24
1523 gamma-cadinene 0.04 0.07
1527 delta-cadinene 0.01 0.05 0.14
1593 caryophyllene oxide 0.02 0.05
Total 99.30 99.42 99.31 98.78

*unidentified m/z 93(100%), 41(54%), 67(39%), 69(36%), 91(33%), 77(29%), 79(26%), 39(25%), 108(15%), 53(14%), 55(12%), 121(9%).

**unidentified m/z 59(100%), 79(85%), 94(85%), 91(66%), 77(37%), 43(37%), 93(36%), 92(20%), 39(17%), 119(11%), 51(10%), 78(10%).

Ni et al.

Ni et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:253   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-253

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