Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3834

Short Communication

GC-MS analysis of volatile oils from Bupleurum chinense DC. f. vanheurckii (Muell.-Arg.) Shan et Y.Li

LIU Ze-kun1 and Chen-Haixia2*
1Marine College, Shandong University at Weihai, Weihai, Shandong 264209, China. 2Department of Pharmacy, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250012, China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 October 2011
  •  Published: 09 February 2012


The aim of this study was to analyze the volatile oil from Bupleurum chinense DC. f. vanheurckii (Muell.-Arg.) Shan et Y.Li. The volatile oil was extracted from B. chinense DC. f. vanheurckii (Muell.-Arg.) Shan et Y.Li  by steam distillation, its components was analyzed and identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method. 27 compounds, which represent 93.3% of total oil, were identified. Predominant constituents over 5% were 4,7,10,13,16,19-Docosahexaenoic acid, methylester, (all-Z) - (19.1%); Germacrene D (14.8%); Retinyl acetate(7.3%); Cycloisolongifolene,8,9-dehydro-9-formyl-(6.9%); α-Cadinol(5.6%); and τ-Muurolo (5.3%).


Key words: Bupleurum chinense DC. f. vanheurckii (Muell.-Arg.) Shan et Y.Li, volatile oil, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis.