Determination of constituents of essential oil from Angelica sinensis by gas chromatography — mass spectrometry

  • Wu Ming-jian 
  • Sun Xian-jun 
  • Dai Yuan-hui 
  • Guo Fang-qiu 
  • Huang Lan-fang Email author
  • Liang Yi-zeng 


Gas chromatography — mass spectrometry (GC-MS) coupled with chemometric resolution upon two-dimensional data was employed to analyze the constituents of essential oils of essential oils of Angelica sinensis. Constituents in essential oils of Angelica sinensis root were identified by GC-MS with the help of subwindow factor analysis (SFA) method resolving two-dimensional original data into mass spectra and chromatograms. 76 of 97 separated constituents in essential oil of Angelica sinensis root were identified and quantified, and they account for about 91. 36% of the total content. The results show that ligustilide, butylene phthalide, 2-methoxy-4-vinylphenol, carvacrol, alloocimene,2,6,6-trimethylbicyclo-[3,1,1]hept-2-ene are the main constituents in essential oil of Angelica sinensis root.

Key words

Angelica sinensis chemometrics gas chromatography — mass spectrometry subwindow factor analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wu Ming-jian 
    • 1
  • Sun Xian-jun 
    • 1
  • Dai Yuan-hui 
    • 1
  • Guo Fang-qiu 
    • 2
  • Huang Lan-fang 
    • 2
    Email author
  • Liang Yi-zeng 
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical CenterChangde Cigarette FactoryChangdeChina
  2. 2.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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