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Molecules 2018, 23(7), 1831; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23071831

Preparation and Application of Standardized Typical Volatile Components Fraction from Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) by Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Step Molecular Distillation

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State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macao 999078, China
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School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211800, China
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Received: 29 June 2018 / Revised: 18 July 2018 / Accepted: 19 July 2018 / Published: 23 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Green Extraction, Separation and Purification Processes)
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A green and reliable method using supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and molecular distillation (MD) was optimized for the separation and purification of standardized typical volatile components fraction (STVCF) from turmeric to solve the shortage of reference compounds in quality control (QC) of volatile components. A high quality essential oil with 76.0% typical components of turmeric was extracted by SFE. A sequential distillation strategy was performed by MD. The total recovery and purity of prepared STVCF were 97.3% and 90.3%, respectively. Additionally, a strategy, i.e., STVCF-based qualification and quantitative evaluation of major bioactive analytes by multiple calibrated components, was proposed to easily and effectively control the quality of turmeric. Compared with the individual calibration curve method, the STVCF-based quantification method was demonstrated to be credible and was effectively adapted for solving the shortage of reference volatile compounds and improving the QC of typical volatile components in turmeric, especially its functional products. View Full-Text
Keywords: Curcuma longa; turmeric; quality control (QC); standardized typical volatile components fraction; molecular distillation Curcuma longa; turmeric; quality control (QC); standardized typical volatile components fraction; molecular distillation
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Lv, G.-P.; Hu, D.-J.; Zhou, Y.-Q.; Zhang, Q.-W.; Zhao, J.; Li, S.-P. Preparation and Application of Standardized Typical Volatile Components Fraction from Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) by Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Step Molecular Distillation. Molecules 2018, 23, 1831.

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