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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      124 063
      Determination of anthelmintic pharmaceuticals in wastewater by solid-phase extraction and thin-layer chromatography
      Dragana PAVLOVIC*, T. KRALIKEVIC, R. PAVIC, J. MRDA (*Department of Analytical Chemistry; and T. Gazivoda Kraljevic, Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Marulicev trg 19, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 32, 421-429 (2019). HPTLC of levamisole (1), pyrantel pamoate (2), albendazole (3), and febantel (4) on silica gel with dichloromethane - methanol - formic acid 18:1:1. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 254 nm. The hRF values for (1) to (4) were 10, 15, 47 and 79, respectively. Linearity was between 600 and 1500 µg/L for (1), 400 and 1000 µg/L for (2), 200 and 1000 µg/L for (3) and (4). The obtained RSD values were in the range from 7.0 % to 8.8 % for intra-day precision and from 8.1 % to 13.1 % for inter-day precision (n=3). The LOD and LOQ were 300 and 600 µg/L for (1), 200 and 400 µg/L for (2) and 100 and 200 µg/L for (3) and (4), respectively. Recovery rate was above 95 % for (1) to (4).

      Classification: 37c
      123 002
      Review of thin layer chromatography in pesticide analysis: 2016-2018
      J. SHERMA, F. RABEL* (*ChromHELP, LLC, 136 Progress Ave., Woodbury, NJ 08096, USA,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 41, 1052-1065 (2019). Review of the following topics for the period of November 1, 2016 to November 1, 2018: sample preparation for TLC pesticide analysis; lipophilicity and retention studies for the study of biological activity; new reagents for pesticide detection; HPTLC-effect directed analysis on the surface of the layer; TLC-Raman spectrometry for the analysis of thiabendazole, triazophos, and phosmet residues; TLC analysis of radiolabeled pesticides; methods for the separation, detection, and qualitative and quantitative determination of pesticide residues; determination of pesticides in commercial products and the use of TLC for pesticide degradation studies. The review highlighted the isolation, characterization, and determination of less hazardous and less toxic biopesticides from plants, bacteria, fungi, and soil as the most active application area of pesticide TLC today.

      Classification: 1a, 29f
      123 009
      Equol determination in cattle manure by HPTLC-DART-TOF-MS
      V. PETERS, B. SPANGENBERG* (*Department of Process Engineering, University of Offenburg, Badstrasse 24, 77652 Offenburg, Germany,

      J. Liq. Chromatogr. Relat. Technol. 42, 311-316 (2019). HPTLC of equol in cattle manure with methyl t-butyl ether - cyclohexane 1:1. The plate was scanned with a Time of Flight – Direct Analysis in Real Time – Mass Spectrometry (TOF-DART-MS) system. The hRF value of equol was 71. The LOD and LOQ for equol were 2.4 µg/zone and 4.5 µg/zone, respectively. 

      Classification: 13b
      123 029
      Identification of genotoxic transformation products by effect-directed analysis with High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography and non-target screening
      Lena STÜTZ*, Patricia LEITNER, W. SCHULZ, R. WINZENBACHER (*Laboratory for Operation Control and Research, Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Am Spitzigen Berg 1, 89129 Langenau, Germany,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 32, 173-182 (2019). HPTLC of chlorinated metformin samples with genotoxic effect obtained by umu assay (Salmonella typhimurium TA1535/pSK1002 Assay) on silica gel in a gradient development with methanol - formic acid 2000:1, dichloromethane and n-hexane. A TLC-MS interface was used for further analysis by LC-high-resolution mass spectrometry. 

      Classification: 32a, 37c
      100 020
      Chlorine-free mobile phase for determination of PAH in water extracts
      H. HEGEWALD (Lacrome Lda, Rua Cesar Batista 6 D, 7000 715 Evora, Portugal;

      CBS 98, 9-11 (2007). Quantitative HPTLC of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) from water samples, on caffeine-impregnated silica gel, with isopropyl acetate in a precooled (-20 °C, 30 min) twin-trough chamber without chamber saturation over 70 mm at -20°C. After application the dry plate was first equilibrated in the solvent-free trough for 10 min at -20 °C. Qualitative HPTLC at room temperature in the horizontal developing chamber with isopropyl acetate - n-hexane 3:1 over 50 mm. Detection by dipping in paraffin - toluene 1:1 (for fluorescence enhancement). Quantitative determination by fluorescence measurement at UV 366/>400 nm. Qualitative evaluation under UV 366 nm. The method is based on the German standard DIN 38407-7 for quantitative determination of 6 PAH but uses isopropyl acetate as a chlorine-free solvent instead of dichloromethane.

      Classification: 5b
      103 074
      A new TLC method for quantification of paraquat, diquat, difenzoquat, mepiquat, and chloromequat in water
      M. GÖCER, K. HOFERER, J. ZIPFEL, B. SPANGENBERG* (*University of Offenburg, Institute of Process Engineering, Badstrasse 24, 77652 Offenburg, Germany;

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 22, 59-63 (2009). HPTLC of paraquat, diquat, difenzoquat, mepiquat, and chloromequat on LiChrospher silica gel with 1-propanol - methanol - 2.5 M aqueous sodium chloride 1:1:3. Detection by immersion for 2 s in a solution of 50 mg sodium tetraphenyl borate in 50 mL of water containing 50 µL concentrated hydrochloric acid. The wet plate was illuminated for 5 min with UV light at 254 nm which resulted in the formation of fluorescing spots corresponding to mepiquat, chloromequat, and difenzoquat. Immediately after illuminating at 254 nm all spots were illuminated for 10 min with UV light at 365 nm, which converted all compounds into fluorescent derivatives. Then the dry plate was dipped into ethylene glycol - methanol 1:1 for 2 s, which enhanced the fluorescence by a factor of two. Detection by fluorescence measurement and averaged densitograms were obtained in the emission wavelength range from 440 to 480 nm.

      Classification: 29d
      108 014
      Planar solid phase extraction - A new clean-up concept in multi-residue analysis of pesticides by liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry
      Claudia OELLIG, W. SCHWACK* (*Inst. of Food Chem., Univ. of Hohenheim, Garbenstrasse 28, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany)

      J. of Chromatogr. A 1218 (37), 6540-6547 (2011). New approach and application of highly automated planar chromatographic tools for powerful clean-up, called high-throughput planar solid phase extraction (HTpSPE), which is indispensable for preventing matrix effects in multi-residue analysis of pesticides in food by liquid and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry, employing TLC to completely separate pesticides from matrix compounds and to focus them into a sharp zone, followed by extraction of the target zone by the TLC-MS interface, thus resulting in extracts nearly free of interference and free of matrix effects, as shown for seven chemically representative pesticides in four different matrices (apples, cucumbers, red grapes, tomatoes), and completion of clean-up of one sample in a manner of minutes. Regarding the clean-up step, quantification by LC–MS with mean recovery (against solvent standards) of 90–104% and relative standard deviations of 0.3–4.1% (n = 5) for two spiking levels of 0.1 and 0.5 mg/kg.

      Classification: 3a, 29
      111 158
      Drinking water treatment - Identification of reaction by-products of 4- and 5-methyl-1H-benzotriazole formed during ozonation
      W.H. WEBER*, W. SCHULZ, A. MUELLER, S.C. WEISS (*Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Betriebs- und Forschungslaboratorium, Am Spitzigen Berg 1, 89129 Langenau, Germany,

      CBS 109, 13-15 (2012). HPTLC-AMD of tolyltriazoles and by-products after ozone treatment of water samples, on LiChrospher silica gel (pre-washed with 2-propanol and dried at 120 °C for 30 min) by automated multiple development (AMD) using a 22-step gradient from methanol - formic acid 200:1 over dichloromethane to n-hexane. Detection under UV 254 nm and by spraying with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine reagent, evaluation under white light. Densitometric measurement at 190, 200, 220, 240, 260, 280, and 300 nm before derivatization and at 380, 400, and 420 nm after derivatization. Coupling of HPTLC with HPLC-QTOF/MS using the TLC-MS Interface offline with water - acetonitrile 1:1 with 5 mmol ammonium acetate as extraction solvent and a flow rate of 0.2 mL/min.

      Classification: 37c