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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      131 091
      Advances in thin layer chromatography (TLC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) technology
      X. ZHOU (Zhou Xiaowei), X. LIU (Liu Xing), J. Zhang (Zhang Jianming)* (*Shanghai Kezhe Biochem. Technol. Co. Ltd., Shanghai 201108, China,

      Chin J Chromatogr. 41 (1), 24-36 (2023). A review with 155 references on the advances in the techniques of TLC hyphenated with MS. The advantages of TLC are its simple equipment, convenient operation, versatility, high throughput capability, low cost and simplified sample pretreatment. In recent decades, with quick development and upgrading of medicine, food and scientific instrument industry the application of a modern and comprehensive technology, TLC/MS, has become one of the most prominent trends, and it is believed, will be playing an increasing role in field of analytical chemistry. According to the research results in the past decade the interface technologies developed for TLC/MS are summarized and classified into three strategies: (1) indirect coupling by using commercially available interface instruments; (2) TLC-in-site detection directly with special MS ion source devices like fast-atom-bombardment desorption ionization, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization, surface-assisted laser desorption ionization, electrospray-assisted laser desorption ionization, laser-induced acoustic desorption/electrospray ionization, easy ambient sonic-spray ionization, desorption sonic spray ionization, ionization using “desorption/ionization resource”, ionization using “molecular ionization-desorption analysis source”, multi-wavelength laser desorption ionization, ionization using flowing afterglow-atmospheric pressure glow discharge, ionization low-temperature plasma probe, desorption/ionization induced using neutral clusters, ionization using inductively coupled plasma and so on. The MS analyses are performed after TLC development, the position of the separated bands on chromatograms are invariable in relative position, thus the detection can be regarded as static operation by moving TLC plates though flexible travel stages or conveyor belts; (3)monitoring the TLC operation in real time, similar to HPLC, while the chromatographic bands are still moving, which is generally run on forced-flow TLC techniques and less examined. In practice, TLC/MS has greatly enhanced the efficiency for the researches of bioactive substances in fields of food and drug. However, except for some problems in application of above-mentioned different kinds of desorbing-ionizing technologies, there are still bottlenecks in the development of TLC/MS technology, the main ones are the design and commercialization of so-called “plug and play” components, the high-throughput and real-time monitoring technology with flexible scanning functions, etc.

      Keywords: review
      Classification: 1
      131 019
      Sample preparation for planar chromatography
      C. POOLE (Colin F. Poole, Rm 185 Chemistry,Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA,

      J. Sep. Sci. 2300071 (2023). Review of sample preparation for HPTLC analysis, including traditional solvent extraction, ultrasound-assisted and microwave-assisted solvent extraction, pressurized liquid and supercritical fluid extraction, QuEChERS extraction, liquid-liquid and solid-phase extraction, clean-up using planar solid-phase extraction (pSPE). The paper also described multimodal techniques that combine two complementary separation modes to reach higher peak capacities.

      Keywords: HPTLC review
      Classification: 1b
      131 021
      Application of chromatography in purification and structural analysis of natural polysaccharides: A review
      Y. ZHENG* (Zheng Yi), J. YAN (Yan Jingyu), C. CAO (Cao Cuiyan), Y. LIU (Liu Yanfang), D. YU (Yu Dongping), X. LIANG (Liang Xinmiao) (*CAS Key Laboratory of Separation Science for Analytical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China)

      J. Sep. Sci. 46, 2300368 (2023). Review of chromatographic methods for the analysis of polysaccharides, including TLC and HPTLC. The paper described general process and fully automated techniques, mobile phases and detection methods.

      Keywords: HPTLC review
      Classification: 1b, 10b
      131 022
      The potential off-target neuroprotective effect of sister gliflozins suggests their repurposing despite not crossing the blood–brain barrier: From bioanalytical assay in rats into theory genesis
      M. HENDY*, S. MOWAKA, E. ELKADY, A. EL-ZAHER, B. AYOUB (*School of Arts and Sciences, Concordia University Irvine (CUI), 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612, USA,,)

      J. Sep. Sci. 46, 2200921 (2023). Review of the techniques for the analysis of sodium-glucose linked transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, including HPTLC for the determination of canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin.

      Classification: 1b, 8a
      131 023
      Enantioseparation/Recognition based on nano techniques/materials
      G. DANESHVAR (Department of Analytical Chemistry, University College of Science, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 14155-6455, Tehran, Iran,

      J. Sep. Sci. 46, 2201065 (2023). Review of the analytical methods reported during the period 2010–2021 for enantiomer determination. The paper described TLC and HPTLC methods, including chiral selectors for the analysis of enantiomers of clenbuterol, tartaric acid and others.

      Keywords: HPTLC review
      Classification: 1b, 38
      131 027
      Therapeutic potential and industrial applications of Terminalia arjuna bark
      V. KUMAR*, N. SHARMA, R. SAINI, S. MALL, G. ZENGIN, A. SOURIRAJAN, P. KUMAR, K. DEV, M. EL-SHAZLY (*University Institute of Biotechnology, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab, 140413, India,

      J. Ethnopharmacol. 310, 116352 (2023). Review of phytochemistry, medicinal uses, toxicity, and industrial applications of Terminalia arjuna bark. The papers described HPTLC methods for the identification of phytochemicals, including triterpenoids, flavonoids and glycosides.   


      Keywords: herbal HPTLC review
      Classification: 1b
      131 028
      A comprehensive review on Saraca asoca (Fabaceae) - Historical perspective, traditional uses, biological activities, and conservation
      S. KUMAR, S. ROSARIO, S. SUKRONG* (*Center of Excellence in DNA Barcoding of Thai Medicinal Plants, Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand,

      J. Ethnopharmacol. 317, 116861 (2023). Taxonomic revision of Saraca asoca from ancient times to the present, pharmacological activities and TLC and HPTLC methods for the isolation and identification of different compounds, including alkenes, coenzymes, fatty acids, flavonoids, phenolic acid, phenols, phytosterol, polyphenol and sterols.

      Keywords: herbal HPTLC review
      Classification: 1b
      131 029
      Glehnia littoralis Fr. Schmidtex Miq.: A systematic review on ethnopharmacology, chemical composition, pharmacology and quality control
      S. LI (Li Shiyang), N. XU (Xu Nan), Q. FANG (Fang Qinqin), X. CHENG (Cheng Xuemei), J. CHEN (Chen Jiamei), P. LIU (Liu Ping), L. LI (Li Li), C. WANG (Wang Chanhong)*, W. LIU (Liu Wei) (*Key Laboratory of Liver and Kidney Diseases (Ministry of Education), Department of pharmacy, The SATCM Third Grade Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Medicine Preparations, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Clinical Medicine, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, 201203, China,

      J. Ethnopharmacol. 317, 116831 (2023). Review of traditional uses, ethnopharmacology, chemical composition, pharmacological activities, and quality control of Glehnia littoralis. Methods and representative sample preparation procedures for analysis of markers in G. littoralis were described, including HPTLC for the analysis of markers such as falcarindiol, scopoletin, umbelliferone and isoimperatorin.


      Classification: 1b