EXTRACTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF TERPENE COMPOUNDS (C5H8)n ON RED GINGER (Zingiber officinale)
Essential oil is one of the prospective agro-industry products to be developed. Essential oils can be obtained from plants that have a distinctive scent such as red ginger (Zingiber officinale). The distinctive aroma of essential oils derived from terpenes (C5H8)n, which can be used as raw material for pharmaceutical industry and high quality perfume fragrance mix. To extrac and identify the components and composition of this village, red ginger oil can be extracted by distillation process using soxhlet extraction and identified by GC-MS instrument.
Keyword: terpene, soxhlet extraction, GC-MS instrument