Advances in analytical technologies to evaluate the quality of traditional Chinese medicines

Jing, Jing, Ren, Weichao, Chen, Si Bao, Wei, Ming and Parekh, Harendra S. (2013) Advances in analytical technologies to evaluate the quality of traditional Chinese medicines. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 44 39-45. doi:10.1016/j.trac.2012.11.006


Author Jing, Jing
Ren, Weichao
Chen, Si Bao
Wei, Ming
Parekh, Harendra S.
Title Advances in analytical technologies to evaluate the quality of traditional Chinese medicines
Journal name Trends in Analytical Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-9936
Publication date 2013-03
Year available 2012
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.trac.2012.11.006
Volume 44
Start page 39
End page 45
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) are in widespread use around the world, increasingly so in western nations as the complementary therapy of choice. Nonetheless, quality and safety of TCMs remain key concerns, hindering their wider popularity among the international healthcare fraternity. Cutting-edge analytical technologies are urgently required to address these concerns, ensuring reproducible identification and verification of constituents within any given TCM. Recent improvements in engineering advanced analytical instrumentation with improved sensitivity and precision to allow greater resolution of multi-component mixtures are driving the quality-control standards of TCMs towards universally-acceptable standards. We review recent applications of key analytical techniques in quality assurance and authentication of herbs and their extracts. We highlight the emerging role of chemical fingerprinting of TCMs and the latest regulatory requirements imposed on Chinese herbal medicines utilizing chromatographic fingerprinting.
Keyword Analytical instrumentation
Chemical fingerprinting
Chinese herbal medicine
Chromatographic fingerprinting
High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Multi-component mixture
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 29 December 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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