Volume 28, Number 3, April 2000Odours
|Page(s)||233 - 237|
Characterisation of various geographical origin incense based on chemical criteriaP. Archier and C. Vieillescazes
Laboratoire de Chimie Organique et Analytique, Faculté des Sciences, 33, rue Louis Pasteur, 84000 Avignon, France
(Received September 28, 1999; revised December 10, 1999; accepted March 23, 1999.)
Incense (or olibanum) comes from different lands of the world. It is sold under several names, which often leads to confusion, in local markets or shops. Authors try to characterise a number of samples according to each geographical origin. Some analytical examples are given. The method is applied to an archaeological sample.
Key words: HPLC -- FTIR -- incense -- olibanumBoswellia.
© EDP Sciences, Wiley-VCH 2000