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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      126 020
      New hirsutinolide-type sesquiterpenoids from Vernonia cinerea inhibit nitric oxide production in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells
      Li-Ming YANG KUO, Pei-Yi TSENG, Yu-Chi LIN, Chia-Ching LIAW, Li-Jie ZHANG, Keng-Chang TSAI, Zhi-Hu LIN, Hsiu-O HO*, Yao-Haur KUO (*School of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan;

      Planta Med. 84(18), 1348-1354 (2018). A subfraction (obtained through liquid-liquid partition and column chromatography) of the ethanolic extract of whole Vernonia cinerea plants (Asteraceae, subf. Cichorioideae) was further fractioned by reverse-phase SPE (solid-phase extraction) followed by preparative TLC on silica gel layer (eluent not given). For verification, zones were detected by spraying with anisaldehyde solution with 10 % sulfuric acid, followed by heating at 100 °C. Further purification by reverse-phase HPLC allowed the isolation of 6 hirsutinolide-type sesquiterpenoids (all with a oxacyclonane forming an ether bridge), including vernolides A and B.

      Classification: 8b, 9, 15a, 32e
      126 019
      Anti-inflammatory four new 2-(2-phenylethyl)-4H-chromen-4-one derivatives from the resinous wood of Aquilaria sinensis and their inhibitory activities on neutrophil pro-inflammatory responses
      S. WANG (Wang Sin-Ling), H. LIAO (Liao Hsiang-Ruei), M. CHENG (Cheng Ming-Jen), C. SHU (Shu Chih-Wen), C. CHEN (Chen Chun-Lin), M. CHUNG (Chung Mei-Ing)*, J. CHEN (Chen Jih-Jung) (*School of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan;

      Planta Med. 84(18), 1340-1347 (2018). Preparative TLC on silica gel for the final purification of 15 phenylethyl-chromenone derivatives (including 3 with epoxide functions), 4 sesquiterpenoids (neopetasane, dehydrokaranone, dioxoselinene, ligudicin C) and a steroid (ergostatetraenone), all isolated through multi-step column chromatography from the ethyl-acetate fraction of a methanolic extract of Aquilaria sinensis resinous wood (Thymelaeaceae). For each compound, mobile phase, RF value and yield are given.

      Classification: 8b, 9, 15a, 32e
      126 030
      Rapid authentication of agarwood by using liquid extraction surface analysis mass spectrometry (LESA-MS)
      Y. XIE (Xie Yanqiao), L. LI (Li Linnan), Y. CHEN (Chen Yilin), Y. YANG (Yang Yangui), H. XU (Xu Hong), Z. WANG (Wang Zhengtao), L. YANG (Yang Li)* (*The MOE Key Laboratory of Standardization of Chinese Medicines and the SATCM Key Laboratory of New Resources and Quality Evaluation of Chinese Medicines, Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shanghai 201203, China,;

      Phytochem. Anal. 31, 801-808 (2020). HPTLC of agarwood on silica gel with chloroform - methanol - distilled water 10:7:5. Detection by absorbance measurement at 254 nm. Agarotetrol was used as reference substance. Qualitative results were in agreement with the liquid extraction surface analysis mass spectrometry method.

      Classification: 8b
      126 018
      Anti-inflammatory flavanones and flavanols from the roots of Pongamia pinnata
      R. WEN, H. LV, Y. JIANG, P. TU* (*School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China;

      Planta Med. 84(16), 1174-1182 (2018). The fractionation and purification steps (column chromatography, including reverse-phase HPLC) of an ethanolic extract of Millettia pinnata (= Pongomia pinnata, Fabaceae) roots were monitored by TLC on silica gel with n-hexane – ethyl acetate mixtures 4:1 - 2:1. Detection at 254 and 336 nm, and by spraying with sulfuric vanillin reagent followed by heating. The process allowed the isolation of 2 flavanols (including pongaflavanol), 1 flavanol ether and 26 flavanones (including derrivanone, griffinones, isoderricines, isoglabrachromene, isolonchocarpin, liquiritigenin, maxima flavanone A, ovalichromene B, ovaliflavanones, pinostrobin, pongachin, pongamone C, ponganone III).

      Classification: 8a, 32e
      126 017
      Identification of a collagenase-inhibiting flavonoid from Alchemilla vulgaris using NMR-based metabolomics
      Manuela MANDRONE*, A. COQUEIRO, F. POLI, F. ANTOGNONI, Y.H. CHOI (*Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy;

      Planta Med. 84(12-13), 941-946 (2018). The activity-guided fractionation and purification steps (column chromatography and liquid-liquid partitions) of a hydromethanolic extract of Alchemilla vulgaris aerial parts (Rosaceae) were monitored by TLC on silica gel with ethyl acetate – acetic acid – formic acid – water 100:11:11:27. Detection at 254 and 336 nm, and by spraying with anisaldehyde reagent followed by heating. A flavonoid (quercetin-glucuronide) was isolated through this process.


      Classification: 8a, 32e
      126 015
      Identification, isolation and determination of biomarkers for quality control of Bush Tea (Athrixia phyllicoides)
      LL J. LEROTHOLI, S.K. CHAUDHARY, W. CHEN, C.G.L. VEALE, S. COMBRINCK, A. M. VILJOEN* (*MRC Herbal Drugs Research Unit, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa;

      Planta Medica 84(12-13), 902-912 (2018). A dichloromethane extract of Athrixia phyllicoides aerial parts (Asteraceae) was eluted on a silica gel column with different mixtures of ethyl acetate and hexane or methanol. This fractionation was monitored on TLC silica gel layers, using the combinations of the same solvents as mobile phases. Detection by derivatization with Natural Product Reagent and PEG, and visualization at UV 254 nm. This allowed the grouping of the fractions into 13 profiles and the isolation of three hydroxy-methoxyflavones and a coumarate.

      Classification: 7, 8a, 32e
      126 014
      Impact of Green Tea catechin ECG and its synthesized fluorinated analogue on prostate cancer cells and stimulated immunocompetent cells
      S. STADLBAUER*, C. STEINBORN, A. KLEMD, F. HATTORI, K. OHMORI**, K. SUZUKI, R. HUBER, P. WOLF, C. GRÜNDEMANN* (*Center for Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; ** Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; *;; **

      Planta Medica 84(11), 813-819 (2018). Fluorinated analogues of epigallocatechin-gallate were purified after synthesis by extraction with ethyl acetate from the synthesis mixtures, followed by column chromatography or (for two pairs of isomers) by preparative TLC. This isolation (as well as monitoring of column elution for the other compounds) was performed by TLC on silica gel with mixtures of n-hexane and (less) ethyl acetate in several concentrations, allowing the separation of diastereoisomers (RF values and yields are given). No derivatisation, visualisation because of fluorescing agent in the layers. Structures were identified by NMR and HR-MS, but apart from the TLC.

      Classification: 8a, 32a
      126 039
      Quality assessment of Sclerocarya birrea leaves and leaves products from Burkina Faso based on fingerprinting using HPTLC
      Tien DO*, K. CLARK, P. CHRISTEN, E. REICH (*CAMAG Laboratory, Sonnenmattstrasse 11, 4132 Muttenz,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 33, 439-448 (2020). HPTLC fingerprint of 182 samples of Sclerocarya birrea and traditional medicines on silica gel with ethyl acetate - formic acid - water 8:1:1. Detection by heating at 100 ºC for 3 min, following by cooling and derivatization with natural products reagent (1.0 g of 2-aminoethyl diphenylborinate in 100 mL of methanol) and subsequently with anisaldehyde reagent (170 mL of ice-cooled methanol with 20 mL of acetic acid, 10 mL of sulfuric acid, and 1 mL of anisaldehyde), and heating at 100 ºC for 3 min. Quantitative determination of quercetin-3-O-rhamnoside by absorbance measurement at 254 nm.

      Classification: 8a