Phytochemical Analysis

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Editor-in-Chief: Satyajit D. Sarker

Impact Factor: 2.292

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 36/76 (Chemistry Analytical); 45/78 (Biochemical Research Methods); 61/212 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1099-1565

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Many Congratulations to Award Winners

Congratulations to Andy J. Pérez, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, State Research Institute, Poland and Jan Šimura, Palacký University of Olomouc, Czech Republic on winning the PCA best oral presentation awards at the 2016 Trends in Natural Products Research conference, and to Yaroslav Faletrov, Belarusian State University, Belarus on winning the PCA best oral presentation award at the 23rd Conference on Isoprenoids in Minsk.

2016 Best oral presentation award

2016 Best oral presentation award

2016 Best oral presentation award

Recently Published Articles

  1. Metabolomics study of cultivated bulbus fritillariae cirrhosae at different growth stages using UHPLC-QTOF-MS coupled with multivariate data analysis

    Zhao Geng, YiFei Liu, Yan Gou, QinMei Zhou, ChengJun He, Li Guo, Juan Zhou and Liang Xiong

    Version of Record online: 15 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/pca.2742

    To assess the impact of different growth stages on the alkaloids of cultivated Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae and establish a reference for quality control and guidance for appropriate harvesting practices. The ultra high performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry metabolomic strategy was applied and four alkaloid compounds were identified for the discrimination and quality control of cultivated BFC in different growth stages. The proposed analytical method in combination with multivariate statistical analysis comprised a useful and powerful strategy to explore the chemical ingredients and transforming mechanisms of cultivated BFC.

  2. Quantification of incensole in three Boswellia species by NIR spectroscopy coupled with PLSR and cross-validation by HPLC

    Sulaiman Al-Shidhani, Najeeb Ur Rehman, Fazal Mabood, Muhammed Al-Broumi, Hidayat Hussain, Javid Hussain, Rene Csuk and Ahmed Al-Harrasi

    Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/pca.2743

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    Incensole has received a significant pharmacological interest due to its potent anti-inflammatory and antidepressant activity in recent years. NIRS coupled with PLSR as a robust and alternative method was used to quantify the content of incensole in three Boswellia species and cross validated by HPLC. The findings obtained were in total agreement with the HPLC analysis suggesting that NIRS coupled with PLS regression is a robust and nondestructive alternate method for the quantification of incensole.

  3. Rapid Monitoring of Pharmacological Volatiles of Night-Flowering Evening-Primrose According to Flower Opening or Closing by Fast Gas Chromatography/Surface Acoustic Wave Sensor (Electronic zNose)

    Se Yeon Oh

    Version of Record online: 26 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pca.2740

    Evening primrose that opens at midnight emits the highest quantity of pharmacological linalool. Also, the quantity of indole which influences plant defense systems to protect against insect attack is also the highest, too. Flower opening is related to the volatiles emission, which is pharmacological and plant defensive. Fast GC/SAW can be a useful method for the rapid monitoring of volatiles of evening-primrose according to the opening or closing as it provides second unit analysis, a simple, and aroma pattern recognition.

  4. Development of a Competitive Time-Resolved Fluoroimmunoassay for Paclitaxel

    Qian Cui, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yukihiro Shoyama, Hao-Ting Ye, Fang Li, En-Wei Tian, Ying-Song Wu and Zhi Chao

    Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pca.2741

    A competitive time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TRFIA) for measuring paclitaxel using anti-paclitaxel monoclonal antibody was set up. The established TRFIA provided a linear response from 3.2 to 80 ng/mL, and a limit of detection at 1.4 ng/mL, which was three times more sensitive than the conventional enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and was time-saving for at least 1 h. The assay may provide another option for the paclitaxel measurement in the quality control of Taxus materials and products.

  5. Selective Profiling of Saponins from Gypsophila trichotoma Wend. By HILIC separation and HRMS Detection

    Reneta Gevrenova, Ventzislav Bardarov, Krum Bardarov, Laurence Voutquenne-Nazabadioko and Max Henry

    Version of Record online: 4 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pca.2739

    A highly-selective hydrophilic interaction UHPLC method (Si-HILIC UHPLC) was developed for the separation of Glucuronide Oleanane-type Triterpenoid Carboxylic Acid 3,28-O-Bidesmosides (GOTCABs) saponins from the roots of Gypsophila trichotoma Wend. Fragmentation rules for tentative identification of three types of saponins depending of the type of substituent on the C-28 oligosaccharide, acetyl/methoxycinnamoyl and/or sulfate group were summarized and possible fragmentation pathways were proposed. 21 GOTCAB forming between 2 and 4 isobaric and positional isomers are identified. Sulfated GOTCAB saponins were previously undescribed.