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QSI offers the quantitative analysis of terpenes in plant products. GC/MS is used to analyze 21 terpenes, even under GMP conditions.

Quantitative determination of terpenes

Terpenes are molecules constructed from isoprene units that occur naturally in plants. As secondary metabolites, they have a wide range of functions such as attracting pollinating insects, protecting against herbivores or as growth regulators.

Terpenes are the main component of essential oil and have a decisive influence on the aroma of plants products such as hemp/cannabis, herbs, spices or fruits. Particularly in hemp/cannabis products, terpenes are said to have a synergistic effect with the cannabinoids, which is the focus of research (“entourage effect”).

In order to provide you with information about the terpene profile of your products, QSI now offers the quantitative determination of the following terpenes in food and pharmaceutical products (QSI analysis code 14045), also under GMP conditions (QSI analysis code 14055).



  • alpha-Pinene
  • Camphene
  • beta-Pinene
  • beta-Myrcene
  • delta-3-Caren
  • alpha-Terpinene
  • p-Cymen
  • Limonene
  • Eucalyptol (1,8-Cineol)
  • Ocimene
  • gamma-Terpinene
  • Terpinolene
  • Linalool
  • Isopulegol
  • beta-Caryophyllene
  • alpha-Humulene
  • Nerolidol
  • Caryophyllenoxide
  • Guaiol
  • alpha-Bisabolol
  • Geraniol







The analysis is performed by gas chromatography associating a mass spectrometer. The limit of quantification is 0.01 mg/g. We would be pleased to provide you with an individual offer.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about
the analysis or in case you have special requirements.

Phone: +49 (0)421 / 59 66 070
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Bremen, 26.11.2019

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