The study of chemical composition of gum in Pistacia atlantica in Erbil region

  • Hardy Kakakhan Awla Shekhany Forestry department, College of Agriculture, Salahaddin University-Erbil/Iraq
  • Heman Abdulkhaleq Ahmed Forestry department, College of Agriculture, Salahaddin University-Erbil/Iraq

Abstract

Gum in Pistacia atlantica has elevated interest in medicine and has been reported to possess substantial antimicrobial activity. Thus, this study was carried out to analyze the active constituents present in gum of Pistacia atlantica. Twenty-six compounds in hexane extract were identified by Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. The GC-MS analysis has shown the presence of different phytochemical compounds in the gum of Pistacia atlantica. A total of 26 compounds were identified representing 84.49% of total hexanoic extract composition. The major compounds were (α-pinene 57.06%, β-pinene 9.83%, trans-Pinocarveol 2.95%, trans-Verbenol 3.97%, α-Phellandren-8-ol 3.81%). Our results show that gum obtained from P. atlantica var. kurdica contained various chemical constitutes which have been previously reported as health benefits.
Published
Jun 12, 2018
How to Cite
AWLA SHEKHANY, Hardy Kakakhan; AHMED, Heman Abdulkhaleq. The study of chemical composition of gum in Pistacia atlantica in Erbil region. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, [S.l.], v. 30, n. 3, p. 26-32, june 2018. ISSN 2412-3986. Available at: <http://zancojournals.su.edu.krd/index.php?journal=JPAS&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=1916>. Date accessed: 25 june 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21271/zjpas.30.3.4.
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