Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2001, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (07): 582-585.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20010702

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Extracting Active Compounds from Herbs Using Molecular Imprinting Technology

Xie Jian-Chun;Luo Hong-Peng;Zhu Li-Li;Zhou Li;Li Chong-Xi;Xu Xiao-Jie   

  1. College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering,Peking University,Beijing 100871
  • Received:2001-04-04 Revised:2001-04-25 Published:2001-07-15
  • Contact: Xu Xiao-Jie

Abstract: A molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) was prepared using quercetin as the template and acrylamide as the hydrogen-bonding functional monomer in a pol ar solvent. The polymer exhibited high affinity for quercetin and good selectivi ty among the tested compounds. And when it was used as an extraction cartridge f or the hydrolyzate of gingko leaves,it can purify the flavonoid component in the hydrolyzate,catching mainly quercetin and kaempferol. Thus it demonstrated th e feasibility of using MIP in extracting specific pharmacophoric compounds direc tly from herbs.

Key words: Molecularly imprinted polymer, Quercetin, Kaempferol, Gingko, Acr ylamide