Analysis of volatile components of Curcuma sichuanensis X. X. Chen by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

Xin Zhou*, Zhangwan Li, Guangyi Liang, Jin Zhu, Daopin Wang, Zongwei CAI

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Abstract

Volatile components of Curcuma sichuanensis X. X. Chen growing in Sichuan, China, were extracted by steam distillation and analyzed by using gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. A total of 44 volatile essential oil components were identified in the extract of C. sichuanensis X. X. Chen, representing 87.1% of the total integrated chromatographic peaks. The major compounds were found to be epi-curzerenone (26.9%), germacrone (12.4%), isocurcumenol (9.7%), β-elemene (6.4%) and curzerene (6.2%). The results of semi-quantitative analysis indicated that levels of total sesquiterpene fraction (85.4%) were more than 55 times higher than those of monoterpene components (1.5%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-444
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Clinical Biochemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Curcuma sichuanensis X. X. Chen
  • epi-Curzerenone
  • Essential oils
  • GC-MS

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