Determination of Bioactive Constituents in Traditional Chinese Medicines by CE with Electrochemical Detection
Abstract:This paper reviews the recent advances and the key strategies in capillary electrophoresis (CE) with electrochemical detection (ECD) for separating and detecting a variety of bioactive constituents in traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs). The subjects covered include the separation modes for the CE analysis of the constituents in TCMs, the CE-ECD system, the sample preparations of TCMs, the ECD of TCMs, the applications of CE-ECD in the determination of various bioactive constituents in Chinese medicinal materials and their preparations, the identification and differentiation of TCMs by CE-ECD, and future prospects. It is expected that CE-ECD will become a powerful tool in the herbal medicinal fields and will lead to the creation of truly routine devices for TCM analysis..
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China.
Publication date: 2006-09-01
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