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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      124 018
      Thin-layer chromatography - Plate technology
      F. RABEL, J. SHERMA* (*Lafayette College, Easton, PA, United States).

      Encyclopedia of Analytical Science 10, 93-99 (2019). Review of different aspects of the TLC plate-making process including sorbents used in TLC (silica gel, aluminum oxide, cellulose, polyamide, bonded silica layers, ion exchange and diatomaceous earth), thickness of layers, binders (calcium sulfate and polymeric binders), fluorescent indicators and other additives, supports, sorbent particle size and ultra thin-layer chromatography.

      Keywords: HPTLC review
      Classification: 1b
      124 044
      State of the art and prospects of methods for determination of lipophilicity of chemical compounds
      D. KEMPINSKA, T. CHMIEL*, A. KOT-WASIK, A. MROZ, Z. MAZERSKA, J. NAMIESNIK (*Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology, 11/12 G. Narutowicza St., 80-233 Gdansk, Poland,

      Trends Anal. Chem. 113, 54-73 (2019). Review of analytical methods for determination of lipophilicity, including a comparison of their usefulness, main advantages and limitations. TLC-based methods were also described, including RP-TLC for the analysis of compounds with low water solubility.

      Classification: 1b
      124 026
      Detection techniques for adulterants in honey: Challenges and recent trends
      K. SE (Se Kuan Wei), R. WAHAB, S. YAACOB, S. GHOSHAL (*Department of Physics, AMORG, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia,

      J. Food Compos. Anal. 80, 16-32 (2019). Review of methods and techniques for the analysis of adulterants in honey, including TLC and HPTLC. Originally TLC was used to detect honey adulterated with high fructose corn syrup. HPTLC has been used for the detection of sucrose, fructose or glucose in commercial honeys.

      Classification: 1b
      123 006
      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
      100 002
      The Contribution of Planar Chromatography to food analysis
      Gertrud MORLOCK*, W. SCHWACK (*University of Hohenheim, Institute of Food Chemistry, Garbenstr. 28, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany;

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 20, 399-406 (2007). General aspects of food analysis using planar chromatography as an optimum tool for national and international standards to keep analysis economical. Contents: 1. The changing situation as a challenge; 2. TLC and HPTLC applications in food analysis and rapidly growing topics; 2.1 Topics in the past twenty years; 2.2 Rapidly growing topics in the future; 3. Is HPTLC a reliable quantitative method in food analysis; 3.3 Performance key data; 3.2 Method comparison; 3.3 Separating power; 4. Obstacles and benefits of planar chromatography; 4.1 Obstacles; 4.2 Benefits; 5. Future potential of HPTLC in food analysis; 5.1 Simplified sample preparation; 5.2 Simultaneous determination of analytes with different detection principles or analytes difficult to detect in general; 5.3 Digital evaluation of plate images; 5.4 Bioactivity-based detection; 5.5 Mass-selective information on demand; 5.6 Cost-effectiveness; 6. Conclusions. Planar chromatography for simple solution of difficult problems, reduced sample preparation, selective derivatization, quantitative and sensitive determinations using appropriate instrumentation, compliance with regulated environments, e. g. cGMP and cGLP, validation fulfilling requirements for reliable analysis, reduced costs, high throughput and comparable results.

      Classification: 1b
      116 004
      Routine quality control of medicines in developing countries
      L. HOLLEIN, E. KAALE, Y. MWALWISI, M. SCHULZE, U. HOLZGRABE* (*Institute of Pharmacy and Food Chemistry, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany,

      Trends Anal. Chem. 76, 60-70 (2016). The review discusses suitable analytical approaches for the analysis of counterfeit and substandard pharmaceuticals in Tanzania. The authors highlight the importance of TLC and HPTLC for the quality control of pharmaceuticals in developing countries, having a repeatability and a reproducibility of the results comparable to those obtained with HPLC.

      Classification: 1b
      89 001
      Quantitative Chromatographic Analysis

      Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 378 pages. Price: $ 150.00 (2001). The book provides practical guidance concerning all critical factors involved in successful and valid quantitative chromatographic analysis, details the fundamental principles of GC, HPLC, and thin-layer chromatographic instrumentation, and reveals the influence on quantitative assays. Part 1: Introduction to quantitative chromatographic analysis (Critical factors that govern a successful quantitative chromatographic analysis; sample collection, transport and storage; sample preparation; the chromatography detector; processing chromatographic data); Part 2: Quantitative GC; Part 3: Quantitative LC analysis; Part 4: Thin layer chromatography (TLC apparatus; TLC applications).

      Classification: 1b
      106 002
      Pesticides - TLC analysis
      J. SHERMA (Department of Chemistry, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA,

      Encyclopedia of Chromatography Third Edition 1, 1749-1756 (2009). This review describes the current materials and techniques most widely used for the analysis of pesticides by TLC. In detail, information regarding sample preparation, stationary and mobile phases, detection and quantification is included. Specific examples of pesticides analysis in water and soil are also described.

      Classification: 1b