Cumulative CAMAG Bibliography Service CCBS

Our CCBS database includes more than 11,000 abstracts of publications. Perform your own detailed search of TLC/HPTLC literature and find relevant information.

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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      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,

      Routine quality control of medicines in developing countries Analytical challenges, regulatory infrastructures and the prevalence of counterfeit medicines in Tanzania. 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
      116 006
      Thin-layer chromatography in the analysis of biologically active ionic and ionizable compounds
      Anna PETRUCZYNIK*, L. CIESLA (*Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Medical
      University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 28, 413-425 (2015). Review of the use of thin-layer chromatography for the analysis of ionizable substances. Regarding acidic and basic compounds, the review describes the use of polar adsorbents and polar bonded stationary phases as well as reversed-phase separations.

      Classification: 1b
      99 003
      Thin Layer chromatographic analysis of biological samples - A review
      J. SHERMA*, B. FRIED (*Department of Chemistry, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA;

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 28, 2297-2314 (2005). Review of the use of TLC and HPTLC for the analysis of biological samples of particular interest to biologists, biochemists, hematologists, immunologists, medical diagnosticians, and molecular biologists. Determinations of amino acids, drugs, cabohydrates, lipids, toxins, vitamins, indoles, antibiotics, peptides, pigments, phenols, bile acids, and coumarins in sample matrices such as blood, urine, feces, saliva, cerebrospinal fluids, body tissues, and other biologics are considered. The review discusses the advantage of using modern TLC for biological applications and summarizes important information on stationary and mobile phases and methods used for application of standards and samples, plate development, and zone detection, identification, and quantification.

      Keywords: review
      Classification: 1b
      106 003
      Counterfeit drugs - TLC analysis
      J. SHERMA (Department of Chemistry, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA,

      Encyclopedia of Chromatography Third Edition 1, 514-517 (2009). This review describes the three most important TLC-based drug screening methods for the analysis of the most counterfeited drugs, which are intended to treat tuberculosis infections, macrolides antibiotics, and drugs from the World Health Organization. The methods correspond to the Speedy TLC kit, Fast Chemical Identification System and MiniLab TLC system. The author also describes the advantages of drug-screening TLC methods and its application in the laboratory or in the field.

      Classification: 1b