Molecules 2013, 18(2), 2328-2375; doi:10.3390/molecules18022328
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Techniques for Analysis of Plant Phenolic Compounds

Department of Plant and Food Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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Received: 25 October 2012; in revised form: 10 January 2013 / Accepted: 31 January 2013 / Published: 19 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Methods in Polyphenol Analysis)
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Abstract: Phenolic compounds are well-known phytochemicals found in all plants. They consist of simple phenols, benzoic and cinnamic acid, coumarins, tannins, lignins, lignans and flavonoids. Substantial developments in research focused on the extraction, identification and quantification of phenolic compounds as medicinal and/or dietary molecules have occurred over the last 25 years. Organic solvent extraction is the main method used to extract phenolics. Chemical procedures are used to detect the presence of total phenolics, while spectrophotometric and chromatographic techniques are utilized to identify and quantify individual phenolic compounds. This review addresses the application of different methodologies utilized in the analysis of phenolic compounds in plant-based products, including recent technical developments in the quantification of phenolics.
Keywords: food analysis; phenolic compound; phenolic extraction technique; phenolic quantification method; HPLC; GC

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Khoddami, A.; Wilkes, M.A.; Roberts, T.H. Techniques for Analysis of Plant Phenolic Compounds. Molecules 2013, 18, 2328-2375.

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Khoddami A, Wilkes MA, Roberts TH. Techniques for Analysis of Plant Phenolic Compounds. Molecules. 2013; 18(2):2328-2375.

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Khoddami, Ali; Wilkes, Meredith A.; Roberts, Thomas H. 2013. "Techniques for Analysis of Plant Phenolic Compounds." Molecules 18, no. 2: 2328-2375.

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