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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      128 035
      The bacterial microbiome of the long-term aquarium cultured high microbial abundance sponge Haliclona cnidata – sustained bioactivity despite community shifts under detrimental conditions
      J. SCHELLENBERG, J. REICHERT, M. HARDT, I. KLINGELHÖFER, G. MORLOCK, P. SCHUBERT, M. BIŽIĆ, H.-P. GROSSART, P. KÄMPFER, T. WILKE, Stefanie P. GLAESER* (*Research Centre for BioSystems, Land Use and Nutrition, Institute of Applied Microbiology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany;

      Frontiers in Marine Science 7, 266 (2020). Methanol extracts from marine sponge Haliclona cnidata (Chalinidae) submitted to different stresses (antibiotics and/or darkness) were separated on HPTLC silica gel with an automated 15-step gradient based on methanol, dichloromethane and n-hexane. Bioluminescence was recorded after immersing the HPTLC plates into Aliivibrio fischeri suspension. Antibacterial activity and quorum sensing enhancement were analysed on software, and Pearson’s similarity coefficient was applied to generate similarity matrices for cluster analysis (UPGMA, Unweighted Pair Group Method with Arithmetic Mean). Only slight differences were observed, especially in QS enhanced zones in stressed vs. control cultures.


      Classification: 32e
      128 085
      (Progress in the application of the technique of thin-layer chromatography (TLC) combined with surface-enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy (SERS) (Chinese)
      ZH. SHEN (Shen Zhengdong), X. KONG (Kong Xianming)*, Q. YU (Yu Qing), ZH. YANG (Yang Zhanxu) (*Sch. of Petrochem. Engin., Liaoning Petrochem. Univ., Fushun 113001, Liaoning, China, xmkong@lnpu. edu. Cn)

      J. Spectroscopy & Spectral Anal. 41 (2), 388-394 (2021). SERS, as a fast and sensitive analytical technology, is widely employed in the fields of analytical chemistry, environmental detection and food safety. However, the real-life samples are mostly mixtures, and an accurate determination of the analytes in complex samples cannot be performed directly by using SERS. TLC as a separation technique is easy to operate, low cost, fast and high-throughput, and has been widely used in the fields of synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and food science. Further, the zones isolated by TLC are first visualized using iodine vapor coloring or fluorescence, and then combined with SERS for efficient qualification and quantitation of the zones of interest. Therefore, the technology of TLC combined with SERS (TLC/SERS) suits rightly for determination of various kinds of complex samples. Moreover, due to the small sample size and the relatively simplicity of the experimental equipment used, it is also suitable for the rapid field screening and detection of relatively complex samples. Introduction of the enhancement mechanism of SERS and the preparation of the active substrate, and demonstration of the broad prospects of TLC/SERS application in the fields of environmental pollutant analysis, food safety monitoring, traditional Chinese medicine and biomedicine identification etc by providing a set of successful application examples.


      Classification: 4
      127 016
      Using the HPTLC-bioluminescence bacteria assay for the determination of acute toxicities in marine sediments and its eligibility as a monitoring assessment tool
      Anna LOGEMANN*, M. SCHAFBERG, B. BROCKMEYER (*Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 78, 20359, Hamburg, Germany,

      Chemosphere. 233, 936-945 (2019). HPTLC of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in marine sediments on silica gel with n-hexane - dichloromethane - toluene 14:5:1. Qualitative identification using the wavelengths 190-310  nm. Toxicological potential of the sediment samples was determined by the intrinsic fluorescence of Aliivibrio fischeri by dipping into the bacteria solution and analysis with a BioLuminizer. 

      Classification: 5d
      127 017
      Phytoremediation of textile effluent and mixture of structurally different dyes by Glandularia pulchella (Sweet) Tronc.
      A. KABRA, R. KHANDARE, T. WAGHMODE, S. GOVINDWAR* (*Department of Biochemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416 004, India,

      Chemosphere. 87, 265-272 (2012). HPTLC of different dyes, namely Scarlet RR
      (1), Rubine GFL (2), Brilliant Blue R (3), Navy Blue 2R (4) and Red HE3B (5) and ethyl acetate extracted metabolites (6) on silica gel with toluene - ethyl acetate - methanol 7:2:1. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 280 nm at various time intervals (0-96 h). The hRF values of (1) to (5) were 90, 82, 79, 69 and 49, respectively. The hRF values of (6) were 86, 63, 56, 44, 34, 27, 18, 11 and 5. The method allowed to study the progressive decolorization and preferential degradation of the dyes within a mixture by Glandularia pulchella.


      Classification: 30a
      127 018
      Effects of oil pollution and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on glycerophospholipids in liver and brain of male Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
      Mari BRATBERG, P. OLSVIK, R. EDVARDSEN, H. BREKKEN, R. VADLA, S. MEIER* (*Institute of Marine Research, P.O. Box 1870, N-5817 Nordnes, Bergen, Norway,

      Chemosphere. 90, 2157-2171 (2013). HPTLC of glycerophospholipids in liver and brain of male Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) on silica gel (washed with methyl acetate - isopropanol - chloroform - methanol - 0.25 % KCl 25:25:25:10:9 and activated at 120 ºC for 30 min) with hexane - diethylether - acetic acid 40:10:1. Detection by spraying with 0.1 % dichlorofluorescin in 98 % methanol and 0.001 % 3,5-di-tert-4butylhydroxytoluene (BHT). Lipid classes were futher analyzed by gas chromatography with a flame ionization detector. 

      Classification: 11c
      127 029
      Screening for estrogen active nonylphenols in surface waters by planar solid phase extraction–planar yeast estrogen screen
      D. SCHICK, Claudia OELLIG* (*Institute of Food Chemistry, University of Hohenheim, Garbenstraße 28, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany,

      Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 411, 6767-6775 (2019). HPTLC of nonylphenols in surface waters on RP-18 with n-hexane - acetonitrile - toluene 8:4:3, followed by a second development with n-hexane - ethyl acetate - toluene 5:8:1. Yeast estrogen screen was performed by dipping into a suspension of genetically modified Saccharomyces cerevisiae BJ3505 cells, followed by incubation at 30 ºC for 4 h with a relative humidity of approximately 100 %. The dried plate was then immersed in the substrate solution for 3 s (0.1 mg/mL resorufin-β-D-galactopyranoside - RGP) and again incubated at 37 ºC for 30 min. Drying, dipping, and incubation with RGP was repeated two times. Quantitative determination by fluorescence measurement at 550 nm/> 580 nm. Linearity was between 15 and 40 ng/zone. The LOD and LOQ were 14 and 26 ng/zone. Average recovery was 95 %.

      Classification: 7
      127 030
      High-performance thin-layer chromatography in combination with a yeast-based multi-effect bioassay to determine endocrine effects in environmental samples
      N. BAETZ, L. ROTCHE, V. WIRZBERGER, B. SURES, T. SCHMIDT, J. TUERK* (*Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology, Bliersheimer Str. 58 – 60, 47229 Duisburg, Germany,

      Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 413, 1321-1335 (2021). HPTLC of estrone (1), 17β-estradiol
      (2), 17α-ethinylestradiol (3), 5α-dihydrotestosterone (4), and progesterone (5) in wastewater and surface water samples on silica gel with a 
      mixture of dichloromethane, cyclohexane, and acetone in different proportions. Detection by spraying with 8 % sulfuric acid in ethanol, followed by heating at 105 ºC for 10 min. Qualitative identification under UV light at 310 nm. Yeast multi endocrine-effect screen was performed by spraying the HPTLC plates with a mixed suspension of genetically modified Arxula adeninivorans yeast strains, which contain either the human estrogen, androgen, or progesterone receptor. The HPTLC plates were incubated at 30 ºC for 18 h and at 100 % humidity. After incubation, densitometric evaluation at: 445/K460 nm, 475/K500 nm and 542/K560 nm to determine the fluorescence of the cyan fluorescent protein (CFP, gestagen), green fluorescent protein (GFP, androgen), and DsRed2 protein (estrogen), respectively. The hRF values for (1) to (5) were 21, 22, 29, 34 and 39, respectively.



      Classification: 13b
      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