Chemical Characterization of Lebonan Cedar Tar

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KILIÇ PEKGÖZLÜ A., Kustas S., Mercan B., Bicer A.

DRVNA INDUSTRIJA, vol.68, no.2, pp.107-112, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5552/drind.2017.1607
  • Journal Name: DRVNA INDUSTRIJA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-112
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Chemical characterization of Cedrus libani A. Rich tar, obtained by the traditional method and Jenkner Retort, was studied. Roots and fallen branches were used and analyzed separately. FID-GC and GC-MS were used for the characterization. The tar yield of Jenkner Retort was 60 %, while it is 30-40 % in the traditional method. 41 compounds were identified. beta-himachalane (22-28 %) was found to be the main compound in all tars. alpha-himachalane (6-10 %) and longifolene (7-9 %) were the other important compounds. Some compounds, which have antifungal and insecticides effects like deodarone and E-(a)-atlantone, were determined only in tars of roots. Phenolic compounds were not determined by the traditional method.