High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography for the Analysis of Medicinal Plants presents the theoretical and technical information needed to perform reliable and reproducible high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) to establish the identity, purity, quality, and stability of raw materials, extracts, and finished botanical products.
The text provides a complete overview of the technique and common applications of HPTLC in herbal analysis. It will help the analyst answer questions such as:
- Am I paying for a high-quality material, but getting a cheap adulterant?
- Is this raw material worth its price?
- Does this product comply with the claim on its label?
- Has the composition of this product changed after being on the shelf for more than a year?
Practical examples provided by renowned experts help the reader gain a firm understanding of HPTLC methodologies. More than 300 full-color illustrations aid comprehension of complex concepts, and easy-to-reference text boxes provide summaries of key information.
This book is essential for analysts, quality assurance professionals, and regulators seeking a comprehensive text on how to use HPTLC to determine whether botanicals comply with current, good manufacturing practices. It will also benefit students in pharmacognosy, phytopharmacy, pharmaceutical biology, and analytical chemistry programs.A handy tool for analysts...A highlight of the book is the inclusion of modern instrumentation techniques...fair, updated, simple yet thorough [discussions] of theoretical and practical aspects of modern TLC.--Doody's Book ReviewsA comprehensive book...Well organized...Provides a very good understanding of HPTLC technique and serves as a good practical tool. This volume is therefore a must for institutions and persons involved in TLC studies of medicinal plants.-- PhytomedicineThe text experly presents a basic but comprehensive introduction to TLC and further presents the technique's more modern modifications and applications. The information is presented in a clear and concise manner, including very useful definitions of validation parameters. The authors have presented information in a clear and concise manner with numerous practical examples and illustrations throughout the text. The appendices contain especially useful resources including invaluable lists for mobile phases and reagent discriptions, a template for a HPTLC standard operating procedure, and even an example of a validation protocol for identity...This book provides an exceptional introduction and overview to the many applications of HPTLC in medicinal plant analysis.--HerbalGram