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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      124 014
      Quantification of bioactive lignans in sesame seeds using HPTLC densitometry: Comparative evaluation by HPLC-PDA
      E. MIKROPOULOU, E. PETRAKIS, A. ARGYROPOULOU, S. MITAKOU, Maria HALABALAKI*, L. SKALTSOUNIS (*Department of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, 15771 Athens, Greece,

      Food Chem. 288, 1-7 (2019). HPTLC of sesamin (1) and sesamolin (2) in sesame seed extracts on silica gel with n-pentane - diethyl ether 3:2. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 290 nm. Linearity was between 25 and 150 µg/mL for (1) and 12.5 and 75 µg/mL for (2). Intermediate precision was below 3 % (n=6). The LOD and LOQ were 1.3 and 4 µg/mL for (1) and 0.4 and 1 µg/mL for (2), respectively. Recovery rate was  between 95 and 105 % for (1) and (2). Correlation of the HPTLC and a HPLC-PDA method was notably high. 

      Classification: 7
      123 024
      Different chromatographic methods for the determination of antidiabetic drugs in the presence of drug toxic impurity
      N. ABDELWAHAB, M. ADBELRAHMAN, J. BOSHRA*, A. TAHA (*Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Nahda University, Beni-Suef, 62514 Egypt,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 32, 309-316 (2019). HPTLC of vildagliptin (1) and metformin (2) in the presence of the toxic metformin impurity melamine (3) on silica gel with methanol - chloroform - formic acid 70:30:3. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 215 nm. The hRF values for (1) to (3) were 78, 18 and 46, respectivley. Linearity ranged 0.2-2.6 µg/zone for (1), 0.4-4.5 µg/zone for (2) and 0.05-1.4 µg/zone for (3). The intermediate precision was below 2 % (n=3). The LOD and LOQ were 53 and 161 ng/mL for (1), 81 and 246 ng/mL for (2) and 15 and 48 ng/mL for (3), respectively. Recovery rate was 100.9 % for (1), 101.5 % for (2) and 99.2 % for (3). The results were compared statistically to the results obtained by a reported RP-HPLC method.

      Classification: 32a
      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
      100 180
      Thin-Layer Chromatography of Aluminium
      P.A.M. NAJAR*, R.N. CHOUHAN, J.U. JEURKAR, S.D. DOLAS, K.V.R. RAO (*Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Amaravati Road, Nagpur, India)

      J. Chromatogr. Sci. 45 (5), 263-268 (2007). TLC of microgram levels of iron, silicon, copper, nickel, titanium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc present in a high concentration aluminium matrix, on silica gel with aqueous sodium chloride solution. Quantification by densitometry. Comparison of the densitometric quantitative determination results of iron, silicon, nickel, and copper with the respective optical emission spectral analytical data.

      Classification: 33
      102 010
      Application of Scion Image software to the simultaneous determination of curcuminoids in turmeric (Curcuma longa)
      U. SOTANAPHUN*, P. PHATTANAWASIN, L. SRIPHONG (*Faculty of Pharmacy, Silpakorn University, Nakhon-pathom, Thailand,

      Phytochem. Anal. 20, 19-23 (2009). TLC of curcumin (1), demethoxycurcumin (2), and bisdemethoxycurcumin (3) from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa on silica gel with hexane – chloroform – methanol 10:10:1 as mobile phase. Quantitative determination by recording the chromatogram using a digital scanner and analyzing the density of the TLC spot with the Scion Image software. The hRf values of (1), (2), and (3) were 42, 25, and 18, respectively. Selectivity regarding matrix was given. Linearity was between 0.375 and 6 µg/spot for all curcuminoids. The intermediate precision of the method was satisfactory. Recovery was 101.9 % for (1), 104.8 % for (2), and 101.5 % for (3). The limits of detection and quantification were 43 and 143 ng/spot for (1), 69 and 230 ng/spot for (2), and 73 and 242 ng/spot for (3). The method was compared with an official densitometric method, and the analytical results were not significantly different.

      Classification: 4c, 30b
      103 130
      High-performance thin layer chromatographic method for quantitative determination of curcuminoids in Curcuma longa germplasm
      M. PARAMASIVAM*, R. POI, H. BANERJEE, A. BANDYOPADHYAY (*Department of Agricultural Chemicals, Faculty of Agriculture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia 741252, India,

      Food Chem. 113, 640-644 (2009). HPTLC of curcumin (1), demethoxycurcumin (2), and bisdemethoxycurcumin (3) from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa on silica gel with chloroform - methanol 24:1. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 425 nm. The hRf values of (1), (2), and (3) were 66, 48, and 30, respectively. Selectivity regarding matrix was given. Linearity was between 1 and 20 µg/spot for all curcuminoids. The intermediate precision of the method was satisfactory. Recovery was 98.7 % for (1), 96.3 % for (2), and 97.2 % for (3). The limit of detection for the substances was 100 ng/spot.

      Classification: 32e
      105 002
      Analytical procedures for determination of cocaine and its metabolites in biological samples
      Monika JANICKA*, A. WASIK, J. NAMIESNIK (*Gdansk University of Technology, Chemical Faculty, Department of Analytical Chemistry, 80-223 Gdansk, Poland,

      TrAC 29, 209-224 (2010). The dangerous effects of cocaine on living organisms and current problems associated with its wide use and availability have led to the development of various analytical procedures. This review discusses analytical methods proposed during the past ten years for the verification of cocaine and its metabolites in biological samples. Challenges regarding sample preparation and extraction techniques are described. Different approaches using thin-layer chromatography are discussed, and especially the possibility of simultaneous determination of parent, metabolite and interfering drugs in urine samples, as well as the identification of markers for combined consumption of cocaine and alcohol.

      Classification: 1, 22
      106 005
      Optical quantification or densitometry in TLC
      J. SHERMA (Department of Chemistry, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA,

      Encyclopedia of Chromatography Third Edition 1, 1640-1647 (2009). This review describes densitometry as the most widely used quantitative TLC method. The principles and theory of densitometry, as well as the instrumental design and data handling are also described. It also mentions in detail the applications and practical aspects of densitometry and finally describes the advantages of TLC/densitometry compared to HPLC.

      Classification: 1b