Chromatography of Proanthocyanidins

  • Joseph J. Karchesy
  • Youngsoo Bae
  • Linda Chalker-Scott
  • Richard F. Helm
  • L. Yeap Foo


Current trends in chromatographic isolation and analyses of proanthocyanidins are reviewed. Preparative isolations by low pressure column chromatography can be carried out using a variety of gel types. Often, repeated separations are required to obtain pure compounds, and it has been found advantageous to alternate each separation with a different gel type. Counter-current separation methods have seen limited application; however, with the development of new apparatus, the situation could change in the future. Paper and thin layer cellulose chromatography remain widely used for qualitative analyses of lower molecular weight oligomers. Quantitative analyses of oligomers can be carried out by high performance liquid chromatography with a variety of reversed-phase columns. Molecular weight profiles of either derivatized or underivatized proanthocyanidins can now be obtained by gel permeation chromatography.


High Performance Liquid Chromatography Condensed Tannin Apple Juice High Performance Liquid Chromatography Analysis Preparative Isolation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph J. Karchesy
    • 1
  • Youngsoo Bae
    • 1
  • Linda Chalker-Scott
    • 1
  • Richard F. Helm
    • 1
  • L. Yeap Foo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Forest ProductsOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Chemistry DivisionD.S.I.RPetoneNew Zealand

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