Separation Methods for Phytoecdysteroids

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Ecdysteroids are insect moulting hormones that regulate metamorphosis. Coincidentally, these compounds also show therapeutic benefits in both humans and animals. Some, particularly 20-hydroxyecdysone, are found at surprisingly high levels in certain plants, which have subsequently been subjected to intensive research as the possibility of their use in health preparations is investigated. Research on plant ecdyteroids (phytoecdysteroids) includes the analysis of known and new substances (hitherto unknown ecdysteroids), and isolation of known and new compounds. In this article the use of high performance liquid chromatography, thin-layer chromatography and classic column chromatography of ecdysteroids will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-633
Number of pages8
JournalLC GC Europe
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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