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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      HPTLC coupled to ESI-Tandem MS for identifying phospholipids associated to membrane proteins in photosynthetic purple bacteria
      Maria LAPIEZA, Colette JUNGAS, Maria SAVIRON, Carmen JARNE, L. MEMBRADO, J. VELA, J. ORDUNA, Rosa GARRIGA, J. GALBAN, V. CEBOLLA* (*Instituto de Carboquímica, ICB-CSIC, C/Miguel Luesma, 4, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 42, 1-8 (2019). HPTLC of phospholipids  (phosphatidylcholines, phosphatidylethanolamines, cardiolipins and phosphatidylglycerols) associated to membrane proteins in Rhodobacter (Rb.) blasticus, Rhodospirillum (R.) rubrum and Rhodobaca (Rbc.) bogoriensis on silica gel with a 7-step gradient based on methanol - water - ethyl acetate. HPTLC was coupled to electrospray mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) using an elution head-based interface for the identification of several phospholipid species.


      Classification: 11c
      Antibacterial potential of the phenolics extracted from the Paulownia tomentosa L. leaves as studied with use of high-performance thin-layer chromatography combined with direct bioautography
      Agnes MORICZ*, P. OTT, Magdalena KNAS, Ewa DLUGOSZ, D. KRUZSELYI, Teresa KOWALSKA, M. SAJEWICZ (*Department of Pathophysiology, Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Herman O. Street 15, 1022 Budapest, Hungary,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 42, 249-257 (2019). HPTLC of methanolic extracts from the leaves of Paulownia tomentosa on silica gel with chloroform - ethyl acetate - methanol 20:3:2. HPTLC-direct bioautography by dipping into B. subtilis cell suspension, followed by incubation at 28 °C for 2 h. Then the bioautograms were dipped into an aqueous solution of the MTT vital dye (1 mg/mL (3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide), followed by incubation at 28 °C for 30 min. Further analysis by using a HPLC-DAD-MS system allowed the identification of apigenin and p-coumaric acid as highly abundant antibacterial components.

      Classification: 9, 11a
      Diterpene lipo-alkaloids with selective activities on cardiac K+ channels
      T. KISS, B. BORCSA, P. ORVOS, L. TÁLOSI, J. HOHMANN, D. CSUPOR* (*Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary;

      Planta Med. 83(17), 1321-1328 (2017). Benzoyl-aconine esters (lipo-alkaloids) produced by transesterification of aconitine (isolated from Aconitum sp.) with long-chain fatty acids were purified by a multistep chromatographic method, including cyclodextrane gel filtration chromatography, centrifugal planar chromatography on aluminium oxide layer using cyclohexane – chloroform – methanol 70:30:1 followed by 70:30:3 and/or preparative thin-layer chromatography on aluminium oxide layer with toluene – acetone – ethanol – concentrated ammonia 70:40:10:3.

      Classification: 32e, 22, 11a, 4d, 4e
      Quantification of two biomarker compounds by a validated High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatographic method from different extracts of Pluchea dioscoridis growing in Saudi Arabia
      H. AL-YOUSEF*, Y. ALHOWIRINY, N. SIDDIQUI, P. ALAM, W. HASSAN, M. AMINA (*Pharmacognosy Department, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, PO Box 2457, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 32, 243-249 (2019). HPTLC of stigmasterol (1) and cinnamic acid (2) in Pluchea dioscoridis on silica gel with chloroform - methanol - acetic acid 93:5:2. Quantitative determination of (1) by absorbance measurement at 254 nm. Compound (2) was detected by spraying with p-anisaldehyde and quantified under UV light at 513 nm. The hRF values for (1) and (2) were 57 and 19, respectivley. Linearity was between 200 and 1400 ng/zone for (1) and (2). The intermediate precision was below 2 % (n=6). The LOD and LOQ were 39 and 117 ng for (1) and 43 and 129 ng for (2), respectively. Recovery rate was between 98.8 and 99.4 % for (1) and 98.4 and 99.0 % for (2).

      Classification: 13c, 11a
      Quantification of omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements and cooking products available on the polish market by Thin-Layer Chromatography–densitometry
      M. DABROWSKA, K. SOKALSKA, P. GUMULKA, Z. KUSZTAL, Malgorzata STAREK* (*Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 9 Medyczna Str, 30-688 Kraków, Poland,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 32, 13-24 (2019). HPTLC of three omega-3 fatty acids, namely docosahexaenoic (1), eicosapentaenoic (2) and alpha-linolenic (3) on silica gel (activated by immersion in a 10 % silver nitrate solution in acetonitrile for 30 min, followed by drying at 60 °C for 30 min) with toluene - n-propanol - glacial acetic acid 200:20:1. Detection by exposure to iodine vapor for 60 min. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 520 nm. The hRF values of (1) to (3) were 15, 26 and 57, respectively. The intermediate precision was below 2 % (n=10). The LOD and LOQ were 174 and 539 mg/mL for (1), 197 and 597 mg/mL for (2) and 201 and 609 mg/mL for (3), respectively. Average recovery for (1) to (3) was between 96.6 and 103.2 %.

      Classification: 11a
      100 033
      Separation and determination of closely related triterpenic acids by high performance thin-layer chromatography after iodine derivatization
      Magdalena WOJCIAK-KOSIORA (Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Planar Chromatography, Medical University, Staszica 6, 20-081 Lublin, Poland)

      J. Pharm. Biomed Anal. 45(2), 337-340 (2007). HPTLC of oleanolic acid and ursolic acid on silica gel impregnated with 1 % iodine solution in chloroform after sample application. Development with petroleum ether - ethyl acetate – acetone 82181. Detection by spraying with a solution of 10 % sulfuric acid in ethanol followed by heating at 120 °C for 3 min. Quantification by densitometry in absorbance mode at 530 nm.

      Classification: 11
      120 017
      Lipid determination in bone marrow and mineralized bone tissue – From sample preparation to improved high-performance thin-layer and liquid chromatographic approaches
      Alexandrine DURING (Univ. Lille, EA449-PMOI-Physiopathologie des maladies osseuses inflammatoires, 59000 Lille, France,

      J. Chromatogr. A 1515, 232-244 (2017). Characterization of lipids in both bone marrow (BM) and mineralized tissue (MT) compartments, and their potential implication in bone pathologies, involving sample preparation, lipid extraction and analytical issues using a small sample size (? 0.5 g of rat femurs). Two major issues in bone handling were addressed with two cleaning steps after BM removal and by adding a demineralization step to the overall lipid extraction protocol, to avoid potential contamination of the MT by marrow lipids and the poor accessibility of certain lipids from the MT. HPTLC of the major neutral and polar lipids provided excellent resolution for 15 standards, good precision (inter-day %RSD <13 %) and recoveries of the standards ranged between 76 and 122 %. The method was suitable for lipid determination in both BM and MT and reliable in terms of lipid quantification. Demineralization facilitates phosphatidylserine and cholesterol ester extractions from the MT. Confirmation of the HPTLC data by HPLC determination of fatty acids as naphthacyl esters in bone samples. The mineralized tissue seems to be more metabolically active than the bone marrow.

      Classification: 3a, 11
      52 041
      Chromatographic fixed oils

      Analysis of Sisymbrium irio and Camelina sativa of Cruciferae family. Fette, Seifen, Anstrichmittel, 85, 238-239 (1983). TLC of C14-C22-fatty acids, e.g. arachidic-, eicosanoic- and erucic acids on AgNO3-silica with hexane - ether 91. Detection with 2,7-dichlorofluorescein.

      Classification: 11