Analytical Chemistry

This section publishes articles in all areas of analytical chemistry including spectroscopy, crystallography, chromatography, imaging, chemometrics, data processing, and electrochemistry.

Section Editors: Yitao Long, Richard Brereton and Elizabeth Ostler

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  1. Research article

    The pharmacokinetics, bioavailability and excretion of bergapten after oral and intravenous administration in rats using high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection

    A sensitive, specific, reproducible and optimized high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) method for the determination of bergapten in rat plasma was established and appli...

    Xie-an Yu, John Teye Azietaku, Jin Li, Mingrui An, Jun He, Jia Hao, Jun Cao and Yan-xu Chang

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:62

    Published on: 14 October 2016

  2. Research article

    Quantification of plasmid DNA reference materials for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli based on UV, HR-ICP-MS and digital PCR

    The accuracy and metrology traceability of DNA quantification is becoming a critical theme in many fields, including diagnosis, forensic analysis, microorganism detection etc. Thus the research of DNA referenc...

    Wen Liang, Li Xu, Zhiwei Sui, Yan Li, Lanying Li, Yanli Wen, Chunhua Li, Shuzhen Ren and Gang Liu

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:55

    Published on: 12 September 2016

  3. Research article

    Simultaneous quantification of triterpenoic acids by high performance liquid chromatography method in the extracts of gum resin of Boswellia serrata obtained by different extraction techniques

    Boswellia serrata, also known as Indian frankincense is a commercially important medicinal plant which has been used for hundreds of years as an Ayurvedic medicine for the attempted tr...

    Neha Sharma, Vikram Bhardwaj, Samar Singh, Sheikh Abid Ali, D. K. Gupta, Satya Paul, Naresh K. Satti, Suresh Chandra and Mahendra K. Verma

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:49

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  4. Research article

    Tissues-based chemical profiling and semi-quantitative analysis of bioactive components in the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge by using laser microdissection system combined with UPLC-q-TOF-MS

    The dry root of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen in Chinese) is an used-widely traditional Chinese herbal medicine with and promising efficacy. This herbal plant has been extensively cultivated in China. Curren...

    Wenjian Xie, Hongjie Zhang, Jianguo Zeng, Hubiao Chen, Zhongzhen Zhao and Zhitao Liang

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:42

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  5. Research article

    The effect of temperature and methanol–water mixture on pressurized hot water extraction (PHWE) of anti-HIV analogoues from Bidens pilosa

    Pressurized hot water extraction (PHWE) technique has recently gain much attention for the extraction of biologically active compounds from plant tissues for analytical purposes, due to the limited use of orga...

    Sefater Gbashi, Patrick Njobeh, Paul Steenkamp, Hlanganani Tutu and Ntakadzeni Madala

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:37

    Published on: 8 June 2016

  6. Research article

    Determination of adapalene in gel formulation by conventional and derivative synchronous fluorimetric approaches. Application to stability studies and in vitro diffusion test

    Adapalene is a retinoid analogue with actions similar to those of tretinoin. It is used in topical treatment of mild to moderate acne. A survey of the literature reveals that no spectrofluorimetric method has ...

    M. M. Tolba and R. M. El-Gamal

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:33

    Published on: 28 May 2016

  7. Research article

    Analysis of steroid hormones and their conjugated forms in water and urine by on-line solid-phase extraction coupled to liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

    In recent years, endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) have been found in rivers that receive significant inputs of wastewater. Among EDCs, natural and synthetic steroid hormones are recognized for their poten...

    A. C. Naldi, P. B. Fayad, M. Prévost and S. Sauvé

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:30

    Published on: 6 May 2016

  8. Research article

    The octanol/water distribution coefficients of ardipusilloside-I and its metabolites, and their permeation characteristics across Caco-2 cell monolayer

    Ardipusilloside-I (ADS-I) is a triterpenoid saponin extracted from Chinese medicinal herb Ardisiapusill A. DC. Previous studies have demonstrated the potent anti-tumor activities of ADS-I both in vitro and in viv...

    Wei-yu Cao, Bin Feng, Li-fei Cheng, Ying Wang, Ji Wang and Xiao-juan Wang

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:29

    Published on: 5 May 2016

  9. Research article

    Simultaneous determination of rhamnose, xylitol, arabitol, fructose, glucose, inositol, sucrose, maltose in jujube (Zizyphus jujube Mill.) extract: comparison of HPLC–ELSD, LC–ESI–MS/MS and GC–MS

    Jujube extract is commonly used as a food additive and flavoring. The sensory properties of the extract, especially sweetness, are a critical factor determining the product quality and therefore affecting cons...

    Shihao Sun, Hui Wang, Jianping Xie and Yue Su

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:25

    Published on: 30 April 2016

  10. Research article

    Disposable screen printed sensor for the electrochemical detection of methamphetamine in undiluted saliva

    Methamphetamine has an adverse effect on the ability to drive safely. Police need to quickly screen potentially impaired drivers therefore a rapid disposable test for methamphetamine is highly desirable. This ...

    Carrie-Ann Bartlett, Sarah Taylor, Carlos Fernandez, Ceri Wanklyn, Daniel Burton, Emma Enston, Aleksandra Raniczkowska, Murdo Black and Lindy Murphy

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:3

    Published on: 1 February 2016

  11. Research article

    Tyrosinase inhibitory activity of flavonoids from Artocarpus heterophyllous

    Tyrosinase is an oxidoreductase that is very important in medicine and cosmetics because the excessive production of melanin causes hyperpigmentation. The development of novel, effective tyrosinase inhibitors...

    Hai Xuan Nguyen, Nhan Trung Nguyen, Mai Ha Khoa Nguyen, Tho Huu Le, Truong Nhat Van Do, Tran Manh Hung and Mai Thanh Thi Nguyen

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:2

    Published on: 29 January 2016

  12. Research article

    Disposable screen printed sensor for the electrochemical detection of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in undiluted saliva

    Cannabis has an adverse effect on the ability to drive safely, therefore a rapid disposable test for Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis, is highly desirable for roadside test...

    Ceri Wanklyn, Dan Burton, Emma Enston, Carrie-Ann Bartlett, Sarah Taylor, Aleksandra Raniczkowska, Murdo Black and Lindy Murphy

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:1

    Published on: 21 January 2016

  13. Research article

    The acrylamide content of smokeless tobacco products

    There is considerable interest from a regulatory and public health perspective in harmful and potentially harmful constituents in tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products (STPs). A wide range of ...

    Kevin McAdam, Harriet Kimpton, Carl Vas, David Rushforth, Andrew Porter and Brad Rodu

    Chemistry Central Journal 2015 9:56

    Published on: 12 October 2015

  14. Research article

    A mechanophysical phase transition provides a dramatic example of colour polymorphism: the tribochromism of a substituted tri(methylene)tetrahydrofuran-2-one

    Derivatives of fulgides have been shown to have interesting photochromic properties. We have synthesised a number of such derivatives and have found, in some cases, that crystals can be made to change colour o...

    Abdullah M Asiri, Harry G Heller, David S Hughes, Michael B Hursthouse, John Kendrick, Frank JJ Leusen and Riccardo Montis

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:70

    Published on: 16 December 2014

  15. Research article

    Hair-based rapid analyses for multiple drugs in forensics and doping: application of dynamic multiple reaction monitoring with LC-MS/MS

    Considerable efforts are being extended to develop more effective methods to detect drugs in forensic science for applications such as preventing doping in sport. The aim of this study was to develop a sensiti...

    Iltaf Shah, Andrea Petroczi, Martina Uvacsek, Márta Ránky and Declan P Naughton

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:73

    Published on: 13 December 2014

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