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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      123 006
      Trends in analysis of vegetables by high performance TLC
      Teodora SCROB, Anamaria HOSU, Claudia CIMPOIU* (*Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babes-Bolyai University, 11 Arany Janos, Cluj-Napoca, 400028, Romania,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 42, 249-257 (2019). Review of HPTLC methods published after 2000 for the analysis of vegetables, including bioactive compounds such as indoles, glycolipids, carotenoids and anthocyanins. TLC methods for the identification and quantification of pesticide residues such as iprodione, vinclozolin, cymoxanil, deltamethrin and parathion were reviewed. TLC coupled with other non-chromatographic techniques for the analysis of inorganic species, mycotoxins, glycoalkaloids and polyamides was described.  

      Classification: 1b
      123 014
      A harmonized HPTLC method for identification of various caffeine containing herbal drugs, extracts, and products, and quantitative estimation of their caffeine content
      Tien DO*, I. SANTI, E. REICH (*CAMAG Laboratory, Sonnenmattstrasse 41, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 42, 274-281 (2019). HPTLC of caffeine in caffeine-containing botanicals and caffeinated products on silica gel with toluene - acetone - formic acid 9:9:2. Detection by dipping into NP reagent (1 g of diphenylborinic acid aminoethylester in 200 mL of ethyl acetate), followed by derivatization with anisaldehyde reagent, then heating at 100 ºC for 3 min. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 273 nm. The hRF value of caffeine was 70. Linearity was between 30 and 120 ng/zone. The intra-day and inter-day precision was below 5 % (n=3). The LOD and LOQ were 10 and 30 ng/zone, respectively. Recovery rate was between 101 and 118 %.

      Classification: 22
      123 037
      Phenolic fingerprints and quality assessment of three types of beer
      P. RISTIVOJEVIC, Gertrud MORLOCK* (*Chair of Food Science, Institute of Nutritional Science, Justus Liebig University Giessen, HeinrichBuff-Ring 26-32, 35392 Giessen, Germany,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 32, 191-196 (2019). HPTLC of phenolic compounds in 11 dark beers, 25 light beers, 10 non-alcoholic beers and 4 malt beers on silica gel with ethyl acetate - formic acid - acetic acid - water 50:55:55:13. Detection by dipping into a (1) 0.5 % methanolic solution of 2-aminoethyl diphenylborinate (natural product reagent or Neu’s reagent), followed by dipping into a 5 % methanolic polyethylene glycol (PEG) 400 solution for enhancement and stabilization of the fluorescent zones, or (2) 0.2 % methanolic DPPH radical solution. Documentation under white light and UV 366 nm. Zones at hRF values of 8, 13, 36, 45, 52 and 85 had the most impact on the principal component (PC) analysis and were recognized as markers for discrimination between dark and non-alcoholic beers. HPTLC-ESI-HRMS/MS2 analysis allowed the identification of desdimethyl-octahydro-iso-cohumulone (hRF 85) and iso-n/ad-humulone (hRF 95) as the most active bands with radical scavenging property.

      Classification: 7
      100 002
      The Contribution of Planar Chromatography to food analysis
      Gertrud MORLOCK*, W. SCHWACK (*University of Hohenheim, Institute of Food Chemistry, Garbenstr. 28, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany;

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 20, 399-406 (2007). General aspects of food analysis using planar chromatography as an optimum tool for national and international standards to keep analysis economical. Contents 1. The changing situation as a challenge; 2. TLC and HPTLC applications in food analysis and rapidly growing topics; 2.1 Topics in the past twenty years; 2.2 Rapidly growing topics in the future; 3. Is HPTLC a reliable quantitative method in food analysis; 3.3 Performance key data; 3.2 Method comparison; 3.3 Separating power; 4. Obstacles and benefits of planar chromatography; 4.1 Obstacles; 4.2 Benefits; 5. Future potential of HPTLC in food analysis; 5.1 Simplified sample preparation; 5.2 Simultaneous determination of analytes with different detection principles or analytes difficult to detect in general; 5.3 Digital evaluation of plate images; 5.4 Bioactivity-based detection; 5.5 Mass-selective information on demand; 5.6 Cost-effectiveness; 6. Conclusions. Planar chromatography for simple solution of difficult problems, reduced sample preparation, selective derivatization, quantitative and sensitive determinations using appropriate instrumentation, compliance with regulated environments, e. g. cGMP and cGLP, validation fulfilling requirements for reliable analysis, reduced costs, high throughput and comparable results.

      Classification: 1b
      100 063
      Monitoring the origin of wine by reversed-phase Thin-Layer Chromatography
      Claudia CIMPOIU*, A. HOSU, R. BRICIU, V. MICLAUS (*“Babes-Bolyai“ University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 11 Arany Janos, 400028 Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 20, 407-410 (2007). TLC of the color pigments from different sorts of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Burgundy) on RP-18 with acetonitrile - water - formic acid 20291 in a saturated chamber. Evaluation in visible light and under UV light at 366 nm, and by spraying with a methanolic solution of 0.5 mg/mL DPPH radical (2,2.diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl). Densitometric evaluation. RP-TLC is a tool for monitoring wine, for identification of the origin, and for detection of adulteration.

      Classification: 30b
      102 019
      A simple method for the quantification of urethane in spirits
      E. JARYJ, K. LORENZ, B. SPANGENBERG* (*University of Offenburg, Institute of Process Engineering, Badstrasse 24, 77652 Offenburg, Germany;

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 31, 1969-1976 (2008). TLC of urethane on spherical silica gel with methyl-t-butyl ether - methanol 73. Detection by immersion in a solution of 80 µL cinnamaldehyde in 40 mL acetone with 2.4 mL phosphoric acid followed by heating in an oven at 130 °C for 10 min. The fluorescence can be enhanced by the factor of 2 if the plate is dipped for 4 s into a solution of 10 % polyethylene glycol 600 in methanol. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement in the range of 445 to 460 nm.

      Classification: 11a
      103 035
      Ecuadorian stingless bee (Meliponinae) honey
      A. GUERRINI, R. BRUNI, S. MAIETTI, F. POLI, D. ROSSI, G. PAGANETTO, M. MUZZOLI, L. SCALVENZI, G. SACCHETTI* (*Department of Biology and Evolution, AgriUnife Center, University of Ferrara, Ercole I d’Este 32, 44100 Ferrara, Italy,

      Ecuadorian stingless bee (Meliponinae) honey A chemical and functional profile of an ancient health product. Food Chem. 114, 1413-1420 (2009). HPTLC of methanolic fractions of stingless bee honey samples and commercial samples from Apis mellifera (European honey bee) on silica gel with a five step development with two different mobile phases ethyl acetate - formic acid - acetic acid - water 100111127 and toluene - ethyl acetate - acetic acid 1091. Detection by fluorescence measurement at 400 nm and absorbance measurement at 240 nm, after fluorescence induction at 365 nm with a mercury vapor lamp. Detection of flavonoids by spraying with an aqueous solution of 4 % aluminium sulphate. Flavonoids and coumarins were identified by comparison with commercial standards.

      Classification: 8a
      103 138
      Efficient and sensitive method for quantitative analysis of 6-gingerol in marketed Ayurvedic formulation
      K.K. ROUT*, S.K. MISHRA (*Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Division, University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar 751004, Orissa, India;

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 22, 127-131 (2009). HPTLC of 6-gingerol, extracts of Suprabha and market samples of ginger on silica gel (prewashed with methanol) with n-hexane - acetone 187 in a twin trough chamber saturated for 4 min at 20 +/- 4 °C and 36 +/- 3 % relative humidity. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 286 nm. The limit of detection and quantification was 40 and 150 ng/band, respectively.

      Classification: 32e