Cumulative CAMAG Bibliography Service CCBS

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The Cumulative CAMAG Bibliography Service CCBS contains all abstracts of CBS issues beginning with CBS 51. The database is updated after the publication of every other CBS edition. Currently the Cumulative CAMAG Bibliography Service includes more than 11'000 abstracts of publications between 1983 and today. With the online version you can perform your own detailed TLC/HPTLC literature search:

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      Review of thin layer chromatography in pesticide analysis: 2016-2018
      J. SHERMA, F. RABEL* (*ChromHELP, LLC, 136 Progress Ave., Woodbury, NJ 08096, USA,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 41, 1052-1065 (2019). Review of the following topics for the period of November 1, 2016 to November 1, 2018: sample preparation for TLC pesticide analysis; lipophilicity and retention studies for the study of biological activity; new reagents for pesticide detection; HPTLC-effect directed analysis on the surface of the layer; TLC-Raman spectrometry for the analysis of thiabendazole, triazophos, and phosmet residues; TLC analysis of radiolabeled pesticides; methods for the separation, detection, and qualitative and quantitative determination of pesticide residues; determination of pesticides in commercial products and the use of TLC for pesticide degradation studies. The review highlighted the isolation, characterization, and determination of less hazardous and less toxic biopesticides from plants, bacteria, fungi, and soil as the most active application area of pesticide TLC today.

      Classification: 29f, 1a
      Application of analytical chemistry in the quality evaluation of Glycyrrhiza spp.
      J. CHEN (Chen Jia), F. WEI (Wei Feng), S. MA (Ma Shuang Cheng)* (*National Institute for Food and Drug Control, State Food and Drug Administration, 2 TiantanXili, Beijing, 10050, China,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 42, 122-127 (2019). Review of the application of TLC and HPTLC for the analysis of Licorice, the dried root and rhizome of Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch., Glycyrrhiza inflate Bat., or Glycyrrhiza glabra L. The authors described methods using HPLC combined with HPLC fingerprint for rapid identification of species as well as methodologies for the analysis of glabridin on silica gel and RP-18.

      Classification: 1a
      Thin-layer chromatography in medicinal chemistry
      Sandra SEGAN, D. OPSENICA, Dusanka OPSENICA* (*Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 12-16, P.O. Box 51, 11158 Belgrade, Serbia,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 42, 238-248 (2019). Review of recent applications of TLC in medicinal chemistry, including the determination of lipophilicity of biologically active compounds and its influence as activity descriptors of absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination and toxicity. Practical applications of TLC as a fast screening technique in different stages of monitoring processes were also described, including systems recently used for stability studies of selected drugs.

      Classification: 32a, 1a
      Trends in analysis of vegetables by high performance TLC
      Teodora SCROB, Anamaria HOSU, Claudia CIMPOIU* (*Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babes-Bolyai University, 11 Arany Janos, Cluj-Napoca, 400028, Romania,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 42, 249-257 (2019). Review of HPTLC methods published after 2000 for the analysis of vegetables, including bioactive compounds such as indoles, glycolipids, carotenoids and anthocyanins. TLC methods for the identification and quantification of pesticide residues such as iprodione, vinclozolin, cymoxanil, deltamethrin and parathion were reviewed. TLC coupled with other non-chromatographic techniques for the analysis of inorganic species, mycotoxins, glycoalkaloids and polyamides was described.  

      Classification: 1b
      Advances in the thin layer chromatographic analysis of counterfeit pharmaceutical products: 2008–2019
      J. SHERMA, F. RABEL* (*ChromHELP, 136 Progress Ave., Woodbury, NJ 08096, USA,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 42, 367-379 (2019). Review of the application of TLC and HPTLC for the analysis of counterfeit pharmaceutical products published from 2008 to 2019, including methods reported in the Global Pharma Health Fund (GPHF) Minilab Manual and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Compendium. Applications of TLC-Raman spectrometry and TLC-mass spectrometry for the analysis of herbal medicines were also described. A special section covering the use of model process for the transfer of minilab manual and FDA compendium TLC screening methods to quantitative HPTLC-densitometry methods was also included.

      Classification: 1
      102 001
      Two-dimensional thin-layer chromatography in the analysis of secondary plant metabolites
      L. CIESLA*, Monika WAKSMUNDZKA-HAJNOS (*Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Medical University, 20-081 Lublin, Poland)

      J. Chromatogr. A 1216 (7) , 1035-1052 (2009). A review on two-dimensional TLC in the analysis of secondary plant metabolites. Plant extracts are usually very complex mixtures, therefore chromatographic methods are one of the most popular analysis techniques. The separation power of one-dimensional techniques is usually inadequate, therefore in this paper multidimensional planar chromatographic methods are reviewed. General aspects of multidimensionality are discussed. Attention is drawn to the potential of two-dimensional planar chromatography in the field of phytochemistry.

      Classification: 1
      107 010
      High performance stationary phases for planar chromatography
      Salwa POOLE*, C.F. POOLE (*Detroit District Lab., US Food and Drug Admin., 300 River Place, Suite 5900, Detroit, MI 48207, USA)

      J. of Chromatogr. A 1218 (19), 2648-2660 (2011). Review on the kinetic performance of stabilized particle layers, particle membranes, and thin films for TLC. Forced flow and pressurized planar electrochromatography is best suited to overcome the limited performance achieved by capillary flow for stabilized particle layers. For conventional and high performance plates band broadening is dominated by molecular diffusion at low mobile phase velocities typical of capillary flow systems and by mass transfer with a significant contribution from flow anisotropy at higher flow rates typical of forced flow systems. There are few possible changes to the structure of stabilized particle layers that would significantly improve their performance for capillary flow systems while for forced flow a number of avenues for further study. New media for ultra TLC shows possibilities for miniaturized high performance systems but the realization of their true performance requires improvements in instrumentation for sample application and detection.

      Keywords: review hptlc
      Classification: 1, 3
      111 001
      Metabolic profiling of Echinostoma caproni and Schistosoma mansoni in their definitive and intermediate hosts
      Clara O’SULLIVAN, B. FRIED*, J. SHERMA (*Department of Biology, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA,

      Acta Parasitologica 58/1, 1-5 (2013). Review focused on chromatographic methods, mainly TLC or HPTLC, for metabolic profiling of the trematodes Echinostoma caproni and Schistosoma mansoni. More than 12 references each for Schistosoma and for Echinostoma are reviewed.

      Classification: 1