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Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 190–193 | Cite as

Terpene hydrocarbons in Pimpinella anisum L.

  • G. Burkhardt
  • J. Reichling
  • R. Martin
  • H. Becker
Original Articles

Abstract

The essential oil of anise (fruits and shoots) was investigated focusing on the composition of the hydrocarbon fraction. Several sesquiterpenes were identified by GC-MS and the relative composition of the fractions was established by GC analysis. γ-Himachalene and the diterpene neophytadiene were isolated by TLC and column chromatography at low temperatures. Their structures were determined by MS and NMR including1H-1H correlated COSY and NOE experiments.

Key words

Essential oil Hydrocarbons Identification Isolation Pimpinella anisum Qualitative analysis Sesquiterpenes Structure elucidation 

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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Burkhardt
    • 1
  • J. Reichling
    • 1
  • R. Martin
    • 1
  • H. Becker
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie der Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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