Chromatographia

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 17–20

Identification and quantitation of polyphenols in leaves ofMyrtus communis L.

  • A. Romani
  • P. Pinelli
  • N. Mulinacci
  • F. F. Vincieri
  • M. Tattini
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02467181

Cite this article as:
Romani, A., Pinelli, P., Mulinacci, N. et al. Chromatographia (1999) 49: 17. doi:10.1007/BF02467181

Summary

A liquid-solid extraction and purification procedure (LSE) was developed to identify and quantify polyphenols in the leaf tissue ofMyrtus communis L. Identification and quantitation of individual compounds was performed using HPTLC, HPLC-DAD and HPLC-MS analysis. Leaves ofMyrtus communis L. contain small amounts of phenolic acids (caffeic, ellagic and gallic acids) and quercetin derivatives (quercetin 3-O-galactoside and quercetin 3-O-rhamnoside), whereas catechin derivatives (epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate, epicatechin 3-O-gallate) and myricetin derivatives (myricetin 3-O-galactoside, myricetin 3-O-rhamnoside) are present in large amounts. This is the first report on the occurrence of galloyl-derivatives of catechin and gallo-catechin inMyrtus communis L. leaves.

Key Words

Column liquid chromatographyDAD and MS detectionLiquid-solid extractionCatechin derivativesMyricetin derivatives

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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Romani
    • 1
  • P. Pinelli
    • 1
  • N. Mulinacci
    • 1
  • F. F. Vincieri
    • 1
  • M. Tattini
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze FarmaceuticheUniversità degli Studi di FirenzeFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Istituto sulla Propagazione delle Specie LegnoseConsiglio Nazionale delle RicercheScandicci, FlorenceItaly