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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      128 076
      A validated quantification of triclosan in toothpaste using high‑performance thin‑layer chromatography and a 48‑bit flatbed scanner
      B. ANDERS, S. DOLL, B. SPANGENBERG* (*Institute of Process Engineering, Offenburg University of Applied Sciences: Hochschule Offenburg, Badstrasse 24, 77652 Offenburg, Germany,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 34, 203-209 (2021). HPTLC of triclosan in toothpaste on silica gel with n-heptane - methyl tert-butyl ether - acetic acid 920:80:1. Detection by spraying with 2,6-dichloroquinone-4-chloroimide in 50 mL methanol, followed by spraying with an aqueous sodium carbonate solution (1 g/10 mL). Plates were scanned using a flatbed scanner. The hRF value for triclosan was 22. Linearity was between 100 and 1000 ng/zone. The LOD and LOQ were 46 and 91 ng/zone, respectively. Average recovery was 93.2 %.

      Classification: 28a
      127 038
      Chromatographic methods for the determination of aminexil, pyridoxine, and niacinamide in a novel cosmetic hair preparation
      M. REZK, H. ESSAM, E. AMER, D. YOUSSIF (*National Organization for Drug Control and Research, Wezaret El-Zeraa st., Dokki, Giza, Egypt,

      J. AOAC Int. 103, 1167-1172 (2020). HPTLC of aminexil (1), niacinamide (2) and pyridoxine HCl (3) on silica gel with propanol - toluene - 33 % ammonia solution
      20:30:1. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 270 nm. Linearity was between 0.25 and 1.25 µg/zone for (1), 2 and 7 µg/zone for (2) and 3 and 7 µg/zone for (3). Intermediate precision was below 2 % (n=3). The LOD and LOQ were 20 and 60 ng/zone for (1), 180 and 540 ng/zone for (2) and 140 and 430 ng/zone for (3), respectively. Average recovery was 100.1 % for (1) and (2) and 101.1 % for (3). 

      Classification: 23
      123 050
      Direct bioautography hyphenated to direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry: Chromatographic separation, bioassay and mass spectra, all in the same sample run
      T. T. HÄBE, Maryam JAMSHIDI-AIDJI, Jennifer MACHO, Gertrud E. MORLOCK* (*Chair of Food Sci., Inst. of Nutrit. Sci., and Interdiscipl. Res. Center (iFZ), Justus Liebig Univ. Giessen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32, 35392, Giessen, Germany,

      J. Chromatogr. A 1568, 188-196 (2018). Application of an advantageous combination, the desorption-based direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry (DART-MS) immediately after direct bioautography (DB), i.e., in the presence of microorganisms, bioassay medium and substrate reagent. The method offers a straightforward and efficient mass spectrometric detection of bioactive analytes within the bioautogram. It discriminated microorganism cells and highly polar bioassay medium ingredients which could otherwise stress the MS system. Investigation of DB-DART-MS for bioactive compounds in cosmetics using the Bacillus subtilis and Aliivibrio fischeri bioassays for detection of Gram-positive and Gram-negative antimicrobials, respectively, and the planar yeast estrogen screen for detection of estrogen-effective compounds. Study of the influences of three different bioassay matrices on the analyte response and DB-DART-MS performance on different layers (NP and RP) on the example of parabens in hand creams. Ion suppression was enhanced with increasing culture medium complexity. The mass spectrometric quantification by DB-DART-MS at the ng-level in situ each different bioautogram was verified by comparison to HPTLC-DART-MS. The total paraben content of hand creams 1 and 2 was 0.17–0.20% and 0.30–0.34%, respectively, depending on the method used. It proved that DB-DART-MS is a reliable qantitative bioanalytical hyphenation.

      Keywords: cosmetics HPTLC
      Classification: 4e
      100 065
      Determination of lawsone in henna powders by high performance thin layer chromatography
      N. EL-SHAER*, J. BADR, M. ABOUL-ELA, Y. GOHAR (*Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt,

      J. Sep. Sci. 30, 3311-3315 (2007). HPTLC of lawsone in the leaves of Lawsonia alba on silica gel with chloroform – methanol 17:3. Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 334 nm. The hRf value of lawsone was 40 and selectivity regarding matrix was given. Linearity was between 100 and 1000 ng/zone. The precision was 1.72 % and recovery (by standard addition) was 98.8 %.

      Classification: 30b
      110 025
      Simultaneous multiple-development HPTLC quantification of water- and oil-soluble sunscreens
      Anna SOBANSKA*, J. PYZOWSKI (*Department of Analytical Chemistry, Medical University of Lodz, ul. Muszynskiego 1, 90-151 Lodz, Poland,

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 25, 344-348 (2012). HPTLC of two oil-soluble sunscreens, namely avobenzone (1) and octyl salicylate (2) and a water-soluble sunscreen, namely phenylbenzimidazol sulfonic acid (3) on silica gel with cyclohexane - diethyl ether 5:1 for (1) and (2) and ethyl acetate - ethanol - water 14:7:6 for (3). Quantitative determination by absorbance measurement at 300 nm for (2) and (3), and 360 nm for (1). Limits of detection and quantification were found to be 30 and 80 ng/zone for (1), and 20 and 60 ng/zone for both (2) and (3).

      Classification: 5b
      120 032
      Quality control of cosmetic products by HPTLC
      Tiên DO (CAMAG, Sonnenmattstr. 11, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland,

      CBS 118, 5-7 (2017). Presentation of two HPTLC methods for 1) detection and identification of UV filter substances in suncream and 2) detection of phenolic markers in Edelweiss species (Leontopodium spp.). For 1) HPTLC of sun cream samples and standards octocrylene, avobenzone, octisalate and ensulizole on silica gel first with heptane – ethyl acetate 4:1 with chamber saturation, migration distance 70 mm, then with isopropanol, without saturation, migration distance 28 mm. Densitometric evaluation by absorbance measurement at UV 254 nm. Direct elution of target zones into a single quadrupole MS, detection in positive and negative ionization mode. For 2) HPTLC of methanolic and glycerol-based Edelweiss extracts and standards chlorogenic acid, apigenin, luteolin, luteolin-4-O-glucoside, luteoline-7-O-glucoside, leontopodic acids A and B, cynarine, and 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid on silica gel with butyl acetate – formic acid – water 280:100:3 with chamber saturation, migration distance 70 mm. Detection by heating the plate at 100 °C for 3 min and immersing (while still hot) into natural products reagent (1 g of 2-aminoethyl diphenylborinate in 200 mL ethyl acetate). Evaluation under UV 366 nm.

      Classification: 7, 8a
      77 214
      Quantitative determination of parabens
      T. IMRAG, A. JUNKER-BUCHHEIT, (Merck KGaA, Lab. Division Chromatography, Frankfurter Str. 250, D-64271 Darmstadt, Germany)

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 9, 146-148 (1996). HPTLC of methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, and butylparaben on RP-18 with acetone - water without prior chamber saturation; detection under UV 254 nm. Quantification by densitometry at 254 nm (absorbance).

      Classification: 35
      100 184
      Selective separation of dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide from other cationic and nonionic surfactants
      A. MOHAMMAD*, N. HAQ (*Analytical Research Laboratory, Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, U. P., India;

      J. Planar Chromatogr. 20, 347-351 (2007). TLC of DTAB on soil, silica gel, alumina, and kieselguhr with fifteen mobile phases, such as aqueous solutions of ammonium sulfate and urea, with chamber saturation for 10 min. Detection by spraying with modified Dragendorff reagent. Among the systems studied the best system for selective separation of DTAB from multicomponent mixtures of other surfactants was kieselguhr - 0.1 M ammonium sulfate. Semi-quantitative determination by spot-area measurement.

      Classification: 35a