FT-Raman Spectra of Saffron (Crocus Stivus L.); A Possible Method for Standardization of Saffron

Document Type: Research Note

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College of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, I.R. IRAN

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FT-Raman Spectra of Saffron (crocus sativus L.) with a partial assignment is reported. Based on the Raman data, it is concluded that main pigments in saffron are crocins and crocetin. It is proposed that the quickly attainable FT-Raman spectrum of solid saffron, may be used as a means of saffron standardization.

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