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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Karasová G, Lehotay J, Sádecká J, Skacáni I, Lachová M
Article Title: Selective extraction of derivates of p-hydroxy-benzoic acid from plant material by using a molecularly imprinted polymer.
Publication date: 2005
Journal: Journal of Separation Science
Volume: 28
Issue: (18)
Page numbers: 2468-2476.
DOI: 10.1002/jssc.200500190

Abstract: Selective SPE of derivates of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (pHBA) from plant extract of Melissa officinalis is presented using a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) made with protocatechuic acid (PA) as template molecule. MIP was prepared with acrylamide as functional monomer, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as crosslinking monomer and ACN as porogen. MIP was evaluated towards six phenolic acids: PA, gallic acid, pHBA, vanillic acid (VA), gentisic acid (GeA) and syringic acid (SyrA), and then steps of molecularly imprinted SPE (MISPE) procedure were optimized. The best specific binding capacity of MIP was obtained for PA in ACN (34.7 μg/g of MIP). Other tested acids were also bound on MIP if they were dissolved in this solvent. ACN was chosen as solvent for sample application. M. officinalis was extracted into methanol/water (4:1, v/v), the extract was then evaporated to dryness and dissolved in ACN before application on MIP. Water and ACN were used as washing solvents and elution of benzoic acids was performed by means of a mixture methanol/acetic acid (9:1, v/v). pHBA, GA, PA and VA were extracted with recoveries of 56.3-82.1% using this MISPE method. GeA was not determined in plant extract
Template and target information: p-hydroxybenzoic acid, pHBA, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid
Author keywords: HPLC, molecularly imprinted solid-phase extraction, Phenolic acids, Plant material

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