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Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF SPECTRAL FINGERPRINTING METHODS FOR RAPID CHARACTERIZATION AND AUTHENTICATION OF BOTANICAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

Location: Food Composition and Methods Development Lab

Project Number: 1235-52000-060-11
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 01, 2009
End Date: Sep 30, 2013

Objective:
ARS is interested in developing spectral fingerprinting methods for characterization and authentication of botanical dietary supplements. The Cooperator is interested in developing analytical methods for botanical materials. It has agreed to fund a 5-year proposal (FY2009-FY2013) submitted by FCMDL entitled “Development of spectral fingerprinting methods for rapid characterization and authentication of botanical dietary supplements”.

Approach:
FCMDL will develop methods for identification of Panax quinquefolium and Scutellaria lateriflora and characterization of authentic green tea, turmeric, cranberries, and opuntia (prickly cactus). Emphasis will continue to given to determining the efficacy of UV for identity methods. FCMDL will examine the many processed forms of P. ginseng. FCMDL will develop retention alignment programs that will allow application of pattern recognition to liquid chromatographic profiles in collaboration with the Ohio University (Athens,OH).

Last Modified: 4/17/2014
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