Monthly Archives: janvier 2014

Secondary metabolites isolation in natural products chemistry

Secondary metabolites isolation in natural products chemistry

Thi Kieu Tiên Do, Francis Hadji-Minaglou, Sylvain Antoniotti, Xavier Fernandez Chemical investigations on secondary metabolites in natural products chemistry require efficient isola- tion techniques for characterization purpose as well as for the evaluation of their biological properties. In the case of phytochemical studies, the performance of the techniques is critical (resolution and yield) since the...
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Detection of flavokavins

Detection of flavokavins

V. Lebot, T.K.T. Do, L. Legendre Kava (Piper methysticum) is used to prepare the traditional beverage of the Pacific islands. In Europe, kava has been suspected to cause hepatoxicity with flavokavin B (FKB) considered as a possible factor. The present study describes an HPTLC protocol for rapid screening of samples. The objectives are: to detect...
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