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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      Optimized determination of caffeine, equol, and artemisinin by High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography–direct analysis in real time–time of flight–mass spectrometry
      F. EICHNER, B. SPANGENBERG* (*University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Department of Process Engineering, Badstrasse 24, 77652 Offenburg, Germany,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 32, 197-203 (2019). HPTLC of equol (1), artemisinin (2) and caffeine (3) on silica gel with methyl t-butyl ether - cyclohexane 1:1 for (1), cyclohexane - ethyl acetate 7:3 for (2) and ethyl acetate - acetone 7:3 for (3). The plate was scanned with a DART–TOF MS system to optimize the measurement conditions. The hRF values for (1) to (3) were 71, 63 and 53, respectively. LOD and LOQ were 1.2 and 1.8 µg/zone for (1), 225 and 315 ng/zone for (2) and 270 and 490 ng/zone for (3), respectivley.

      Classification: 3f
      Visualization reagent for the identification of phthalates
      A. BAJAJ*, C. JOHN, A. CHAUHAN, R. TRIPATHI (*Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Plot No 2, Sector 36 A, Dakshin Marg, Chandigarh 160036, India,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 32, 55-57 (2019). TLC of dimethyl phthalate, diethyl phthalate, di-n-butyl phthalate, diisobutyl phthalate, diallyl phthalate, and bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate on silica gel with petroleum ether - ethyl acetate - phosphoric acid 9:1:1. Detection by spraying with 0.1 % 2,6-dichlorophenolindophenol with the instantaneous appearance of pink-colored zones.

      Classification: 9, 3e
      100 014
      Phosphopeptide analysis by directly coupling two-dimensional planar electrochromatography/thin-layer chromatography with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry
      V. PANCHAGNULA, A. MIKULSKIS, L. SONG, Y. WANG, M. WANG, Tanya KNUBOVETS, Elaine SCRIVENER, Eva GOLENKO, Ira KRULL, M. SCHULZ, H.E. HAUCK, W.F. PATTON* (*Biochemistry Department, PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences, Waltham, MA 02451, USA;

      J. Chromatogr. A 1155 (1), 112-123 (2007). Presentation of a novel strategy for the fractionation of complex peptide mixtures using two-dimensional planar electrochromatography/thin-layer chromatography (2D PEC/TLC). It was found that phosphopeptides migrate more slowly in the first dimension, based upon their anionic phosphate residues, and certain predominantly acidic phosphopeptides even migrate in the opposite direction, relative to the bulk of the peptides. Further distinguishing phosphopeptides based upon hydrophilicity in the second dimension, which permits a restricted region of the plate to be directly interrogated for the presence of phosphopeptides by MS. Discussion of peptide sequencing and identification of phosphopeptide from the plates by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF)-MS and tandem MS.

      Classification: 3
      52 009
      The history and perspectives of forced flow (overpressured) thin-layer chromatography
      H. KALASZ

      Budapest Chromatography Conference, June 2, 1983. Review article. Application of overpressured TLC, comparison of TLC and HPTLC, a novel type of overpressured thin-layer chromatography.

      Classification: 3
      53 020
      Einführung in die quantitative DC
      S. EBEL, J. HOCKE

      Einführung in die quantitative DC Grundlagen, Möglichkeiten, Automatisierung (Teil 8). (Introduction to quantitative thin-layer chromatography basics, possibilities, automation (part 8). Kontakte 2, 40-45 (1983). This paper deals with a summary of the different types of errors in quantitative TLC. Errors caused by the chromatographic process, by the sorbent layer or by the evaluation techniques are discussed. While apparatus-dependent errors are generally difficult to eliminate, many errors in the evaluation techniques may be avoided. The problem of error propagation is also discussed with experimental examples (8 refs.).

      Classification: 3
      69 027
      The documentation of thin layer chromatograms by non-densitometric methods
      E. HAHN-DEINSTROP, (Heumann Pharma, Heideloffstrasse 18-28,D-W-8500 Nürnberg, FRG)

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 4, 154-157 (1991). Description of documentation of chromatograms by photography under UV light or daylight with color negative prints or transparencies including archiving the films.

      Classification: 3
      117 030
      A critical analysis of publication trends from 2005–2015 in microwave assisted extraction of botanicals – How far we have come and the road ahead
      V. MANDAL*, R. TANDEY (*Institute of Pharmacy, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur 495009, India,

      Trends Anal. Chem. 82, 100-108 (2016). Review on the application of microwave assisted extraction of bioactives from plant matrix. The review discussed microwave assisted extraction coupled with HPTLC as a technique for the analysis of individual phenolic antioxidants.

      Classification: 3a
      67 228
      Diantipyrilmethane as complex-forming reagents in the thin-layer chromatographic determination of metals
      A. TIMERBAEV*, O. SHADRIN, V. ZHIVOPISTSEV, (*Dep. Anal. Chem., Mendeleev Inst. Chem. Technology, 125 190 Moscov, USSR)

      Chromatographia 30, 436-444 (1990). Investigation of the efficiency of diantipyrilmethane as a reagent for TLC of metals (titanium, zirconium, hafnium, rare earth elements, transition and platinum metals). Discussion of the peculiarities of the chromatographic behavior of metal diantipyrilmethanates and the mechanism of their TLC retention. Use of the method for the determination of metals based on complex formation directly in the sorbent layer or by liquid extraction. TLC on silica with organic solvent-mineral acid mixtures. Quantification by densitometry or spectrophotometry.

      Classification: 33a, 3a