Rapid screening of lignans from Phyllanthus myrtifolius and stilbenoids from Syagrus romanzoffiana by HPLC-SPE-NMR

Chen Yu Wang, Sio Hong Lam, Li Hong Tseng, Shoei Sheng Lee

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Introduction - Application of on-line solid-phase extraction (SPE) as an interface between HPLC and NMR has gained great improvement in solving sensitivity problems and signal interferences by the eluents. Objective - Rapid analysis and characterisation by HPLC-SPE-NMR and LC/MS of the arylnaphthalene-type lignans present in Phyllanthus myrtifolius and the minor stilbenoids present in the polyphenol-rich fraction from the ethanol extract of the seeds of Syagrus romanzoffiana. Methodology - Pretreatment of fractions by liquid-liquid partitioning, followed by Sephadex LH-20 fractionation, was found very useful to facilitate the focusing and analysis of the polyphenolic fraction. HPLC-DAD-SPE-NMR (400 MHz and 600 MHz) analysis was carried out using an Agilent 1100 liquid chromatography, followed by a Prospekt 2 automated solid-phase extraction unit, containing 96 HySphere-Resin GP cartridges (10 × 2 mm, 10-12 μm), which was connected to a 120 or 60 μL LC probe. Results - Seven arylnaphthalene-type lignans from the chloroform-soluble fraction of P. myrtifolius and nine stilbenoids from a polyphenol-rich butanol-soluble fraction of the seeds of S. romanzoffiana were characterised. Conclusion - HPLC-SPE-NMR associated with HR-ESI/MS, which consumed only analytical amounts of partially purified mixtures, was demonstrated to be a good tool for rapid screening of both known and new natural products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-360
Number of pages9
JournalPhytochemical Analysis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Plant Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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