Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 398, Issue 3, pp 1329–1338

Bioactive molecules in Kalanchoe pinnata leaves: extraction, purification, and identification

Authors

  • Saïda El Abdellaoui
    • Institut de Chimie Organique et AnalytiqueUniversité d’Orléans–CNRS, UMR CNRS 6005
    • Institut de Chimie Organique et AnalytiqueUniversité d’Orléans–CNRS, UMR CNRS 6005
  • Alix Toribio
    • Institut de Chimie Organique et AnalytiqueUniversité d’Orléans–CNRS, UMR CNRS 6005
  • Claire Elfakir
    • Institut de Chimie Organique et AnalytiqueUniversité d’Orléans–CNRS, UMR CNRS 6005
  • Michel Lafosse
    • Institut de Chimie Organique et AnalytiqueUniversité d’Orléans–CNRS, UMR CNRS 6005
  • Isabelle Renimel
    • Département Innovation ActifsLVMH Recherche Parfums et Cosmétiques
  • Patrice André
    • Département Innovation ActifsLVMH Recherche Parfums et Cosmétiques
  • Perrine Cancellieri
    • GLYcoDIAGUniversité d’Orléans
  • Ludovic Landemarre
    • GLYcoDIAGUniversité d’Orléans
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00216-010-4047-3

Cite this article as:
El Abdellaoui, S., Destandau, E., Toribio, A. et al. Anal Bioanal Chem (2010) 398: 1329. doi:10.1007/s00216-010-4047-3

Abstract

Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers. (syn. Bryophyllum pinnatum; family Crassulaceae) is a popular plant used in traditional medicine in many temperate regions of the world and particularly in South America. In Guyana, the leaves are traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic to treat coughs, ulcers, and sores. The purpose of this study was to implement a method for targeting and identifying molecules with antimicrobial activity, which could replace chemical preservatives in cosmetic applications. The leaves were extracted by a method based on pressurized liquid extraction (PLE), using different solvents. A study of antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity tests were performed to select the most interesting extract. To isolate one or more active molecules, the selected crude extract was fractionated by centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC) and then antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity of each fraction were tested under the same procedure. The last step consisted of identifying the main compounds in the most active fraction by LC-MS/MS.

Keywords

Kalanchoe pinnataCentrifugal partition chromatographyLC/MS/MSAntimicrobial activityCytotoxicity

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