This study was carried out for identification of chemical compounds in acetone extractives of elm wood. Wood samples were selected from Arasbaran forest, Iran. Extracts from the elmwood (Ulmus glabra) were obtained using acetone solvent (according to the TAPPI standards). BSTFA reagent was added to extractive soluble in acetone and then samples were kept in Ben Marry Bath at 70 °C for an hour. Then chemical components of acetone-extraction were analyzed by gas chromatography mass spectroscopy. The most important identified component chemicals were bis(2-ethylehxl) phthalate (93.40%), 4-(N-Isopropylamino)-6-phenyl (1.89%) and 1-naphthalenol, 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro (1.80%). Chemical composition of elm wood was compared to other Iranian hardwood species.
Ulmus glabra huds; Gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (GC/MS).