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Title: Recent advances in ultra-high performance liquid chromatography for the analysis of traditional chinese medicine

Author
item Huang, Juilian - Jiangxi Agricultural University
item Liu, Min - Jiangxi Agricultural University
item Chen, Pei

Submitted to: Analytical Letters
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/23/2014
Publication Date: 4/23/2014
Citation: Huang, J., Liu, M., Chen, P. 2014. Recent advances in ultra-high performance liquid chromatography for the analysis of traditional chinese medicine. Analytical Letters. DOI: 10.1080/00032719.2014.888727.

Interpretive Summary: Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) have been widely used for the prevention and treatment of various diseases for thousands of years in China. Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) is a relatively new technique offering new possibilities in liquid chromatography. This paper reviews recent developments in UHPLC in the separation and identification, fingerprinting, quantification and metabolism of TCMs. Recently, the combination of UHPLC with MS greatly improved work efficiency for the analysis of TCMs.

Technical Abstract: Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) have been widely used for the prevention and treatment of various diseases for thousands of years in China. Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) is a relatively new technique offering new possibilities in liquid chromatography. This paper reviews recent developments in UHPLC in the separation and identification, fingerprinting, quantification and metabolism of TCMs. Recently, the combination of UHPLC with MS greatly improved work efficiency for the analysis of TCMs.