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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      132 062
      Quality control and multi-targeted therapeutic approach of Nyctanthes arbor-tristris for management of hepatic disease and associated complications
      S. SALAR*, P. SHARMA, GAURAV (*Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Apex University, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018, India,

      Pharmacogn. Mag. DOI: 10.1177/09731296231189619 (2023). HPTLC of naringenin (1), ferulic acid (2) and caffeic acid (3) in Nyctanthes arbor-tristris on silica gel with toluene - ethyl acetate - formic acid 6:4:1. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 371 nm. Linearity was in the range of 100-4000 ng/zone. Intermediate precisions were below 3 % (n=3). The LOD and LOQ were 30 and 45 ng/zone for (1), 15 and 90 ng/zone for (2) and 17 and 52 ng/zone for (3), respectively. Recovery was in the range of 86.7-96.3 % for (1), 101.6-102.7 % for (2) and 100.8-101.8 % for (3).

      Classification: 7
      132 065
      (Study on the method for Identification of Kudouzi Ningjiaoji (Sophora alopecuroides gel) by thin-layer chromatography) (Chinese)
      H. GUO (Guo Hongyan), J. LI (Li Jun)* (*Coll. Of Ningxia Vocat. & Techn., Ningxia Res. Cent. for the Devel. & Util. of Trad. Chinese Med. mater., Ningxia, Yinchuan 750021, China,

      Chinese J. Ethnomed. & Ethnopharm. 32 (22), 42-46 (2023). Sophora alopecuroides is a medicinal plant growing in Northern China, containing alkaloids, flavonoids, volatile oils and amino acids. It has antipyretic detoxification, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, as well as analgesic effects, and is the main effective ingredient in some TCM mixtures widely used in clinical practice. This research team developed a medicinal gel, Kudouzi Ningjiaoji gel, which has good clinical results in the treatment of acne, pustules and other diseases. For quality control, TLC of the extracts of Kudouzi Ningjiaoji gel on silica gel with dichloromethane – methanol – ammonia water 50:6:1. Detection in daylight after spraying with a solution of bismuth potassium basic nitrate 0.85 g, glacial acetic acid 10 mL, water 40 mL and potassium iodide 2 g. Identification by comparing of sample fingerprints with those standards sophoridine and matrine.

      Classification: 32
      132 055
      Evaluation of the efficacy of hydro-alcoholic extract of Evolvulus alsinoides L. for the treatment of primary hypertension – A randomized controlled trial
      M. SIRAJ*, A. KHAN, U. JAHANGIR, A. HASHIMI, Y. AHMAD, N. HUSAIN (*Dept. of Pathology, Hayat Unani Medical College and Research Centre, Lucknow, 226101, Uttar Pradesh, India,

      J. Ethnopharmacol. 321, 117566 (2024). HPTLC of Evolvulus alsinoides on silica gel with toluene - ethyl acetate - formic acid 6:3:1. Qualitative identification under UV light between 450 and 550 nm. The hRF values of methanol extract ranged from 3 to 64. 

      Classification: 32e
      132 066
      (Study of TLC identification and HPLC fingerprint establishment and chemical pattern recognition for Inonotus obliquus) (Chinese)
      Y. DUAN (Duan Yuqing), T. ZHU (Zhu Tianmi), SH. CHEN (Chen Shuhe)*, X. DUAN (Duan Xueyun), S. WANG (Wang Simeng) (*The Affil. Hosp. of Hubei Univ. of Trad. Chinese Med., Wuhan 430061, China,

      J. Chinese Pharm. 34 (1), 52-56 (2023). Inonotus obliquus is a new source of fungal medicine, containing polysaccharides, polyphenols, triterpenoids, sterols and folic acid derivatives, with various pharmacological effects such as anti-tumor, hypoglycemic, antioxidant, and antiviral. For identification, TLC of its extracts on silica gel, A) for thrombotic acid, with chloroform – toluene – ethyl acetate – methanol 10:4:1:1; and B) for inotodiol, with dichloromethane – toluene – ethyl acetate – methanol 100:40:3:3. Detection for both by spraying with 5 % phosphomolybdate in ethanol and heating at 105°C until the zones are visible in daylight. Identification by fingerprint comparison with the standard drug Inonotus obliquus and the standards thrombotic acid and inotodiol. Chemical pattern recognition analysis was applied on resulting TLC and HPLC data (such as, cluster analysis, principal component analysis, orthozonal least squares-discriminant analysis) to evaluate the quality of the medicine.

      Classification: 32
      132 013
      Extraction solvent selection for Cannabis sativa L. by efficient exploration of cannabinoid selectivity and phytochemical diversity
      P. TZIMAS, E. PETRAKIS, M. HALABALAKI, L. SKALTSOUNIS* (*Department of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
      Panepistimiopolis Zografou, 15771, Athens, Greece,

      Phytochem. Anal. 35, 163-183 (2024). HPTLC of Cannabis sativa on silica gel with n-heptane - methyl tert-butyl ether - ethanol - formic acid 780:170:50:3. Detection by spraying with vanillin-sulfuric acid (VSA) reagent (5 % methanolic solutions), followed by heating at 120 °C for 3 min. Fast Blue solution (0.5 % in water - methanol - dichloromethane 2:5:3) was used for derivatisation as a selective stain for cannabinoids. A 0.1 M sodium hydroxide solution in methanol - water 9:1 was used to improve color development.


      Classification: 8
      132 015
      Analytical methods for the detection and characterization of unapproved phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE-5i) used in adulteration of dietary supplements- a review
      C. KEE*, X. GE, M. LOW, V. GILARD, M. MARTINO (*Pharmaceutical Laboratory, Applied Sciences Group, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore,

      Food Addit. Contam. Part A. 40, 1495-1530 (2023). Review of common screening techniques for the detection of 112 unapproved phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors found as adulterants in sexual enhancement dietary supplements, including HPTLC. Combination of HPTLC with other non-chromatographic techniques were also described.

      Classification: 32a
      132 016
      Active substances of fat-soluble vitamins: Advances in extraction and analysis approaches
      Z. FATIMA, M. QUINTO, J. ZHOU, S. LI (Li Donhao)* (*Department of Chemistry, Yanbian University, Park Road 977, Yanji City, 133002, Jilin Province, China,

      Trends Anal. Chem. 167, 117276 (2023). Review of extraction and chromatographic methods to evaluate active forms of fat-soluble vitamins in various matrices, including HPTLC for the analysis of vitamins K, D, carotenoids in pharmaceutical products, dietary supplements and complex matrices.

      Classification: 27
      132 067
      (Study of a method for the quality control of Wupi Koufuye by thin-layer chromatography (TLC)) (Chinese)
      CH. LIU (Liu Chunrong), Y. ZHU (Zhu Yuhong), X. WANG (Wang Xiangmin), H. ZHU (Zhu Hong), X. WU (Wu Xiaowei), Y, YANG (Yang Yanping)* (*Shanxi Prov. Anim. Disease Prev. & Contr. Center, Shanxi, Xi’an 710016, China,

      Chinese J. Veter. Drug 57 (6), 52-57 (2023). Wupi Koufuye is a multi-ingredient TCM veterinary drug clinically used for the prophylaxis and treatment of gout in animals. For quality control, TLC on silica gel A) for White Mulberry root bark, developed twice with cyclohexane – ethyl acetate – methanol – concentrated ammonia solution 75:75:15:2, detection at UV 366 nm; B) for Pericarpium citri reticulatae, developed with trichloromethane - methanol – concentrated ammonia solution 100:30:3, detection by spraying with 0.5 % ninhydrin in ethanol and heating at 105 °C until the zones are visible in daylight; C) for Zingiber officinale Rosc., with n-hexane, detection by spraying with 0.5 % vanilin in sulfuric acid – ethanol 4:1 followed by heating at 105°C until the zones are visible in daylight.

      Classification: 32e