Identification and differentiation of dragon's blood in works of art using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.

@article{Baumer2010IdentificationAD,
  title={Identification and differentiation of dragon's blood in works of art using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.},
  author={Ursula Baumer and Patrick Dietemann},
  journal={Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={397 3},
  pages={1363-76}
}
Dragon's blood is a common but non-specific name for red-coloured resins that are produced by various plants, particularly exudations from plant species belonging to the genera Dracaena and Daemonorops. Although dragon's blood is mentioned in historic sources as a colourant, it has hardly ever been identified in real artworks. This paper reports the identification and discrimination of dragon's blood produced by Dracaena cinnabari, Dracaena draco as well as Daemonorops draco and Daemonorops… CONTINUE READING
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