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Volume 28, Number 3, April 2000
Page(s) 233 - 237
Section Original articles
Analusis 28, 233-237 (2000)
DOI: 10.1051/analusis:2000112

Characterisation of various geographical origin incense based on chemical criteria

P. 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.

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