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Cluster analysis of commercial samples of Bauhinia spp. using HPLC-UV/PDA and MCR-ALS/PCA without peak alignment procedure

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Author(s):
Ardila, Jorge Armando [1] ; Funari, Cristiano Soleo [2, 3, 4] ; Andrade, Andre Marques [2] ; Cavalheiro, Alberto Jose [2] ; Carneiro, Renato Lajarim [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Quim, BR-14800900 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Tasmania, Sch Chem, ACROSS, Hobart, Tas 7001 - Australia
[4] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Ciencias Agron, BR-18610307 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Phytochemical Analysis; v. 26, n. 5, p. 367-373, SEP-OCT 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

Introduction - Bauhinia forficata Link. is recognised by the Brazilian Health Ministry as a treatment of hypoglycemia and diabetes. Analytical methods are useful to assess the plant identity due the similarities found in plants from Bauhinia spp. HPLC-UV/PDA in combination with chemometric tools is an alternative widely used and suitable for authentication of plant material, however, the shifts of retention times for similar compounds in different samples is a problem. Objective - To perform comparisons between the authentic medicinal plant (Bauhinia forficata Link.) and samples commercially available in drugstores claiming to be Bauhinia spp. to treat diabetes and to evaluate the performance of multivariate curve resolution - alternating least squares (MCR-ALS) associated to principal component analysis (PCA) when compared to pure PCA. Methodology - HPLC-UV/PDA data obtained from extracts of leaves were evaluated employing a combination of MCR-ALS and PCA, which allowed the use of the full chromatographic and spectrometric information without the need of peak alignment procedures. Results - The use of MCR-ALS/PCA showed better results than the conventional PCA using only one wavelength. Only two of nine commercial samples presented characteristics similar to the authentic Bauhinia forficata spp., considering the full HPLC-UV/PDA data. Conclusion - The combination of MCR-ALS and PCA is very useful when applied to a group of samples where a general alignment procedure could not be applied due to the different chromatographic profiles. This work also demonstrates the need of more strict control from the health authorities regarding herbal products available on the market. Copyright (C) 2015 John Wiley \& Sons, Ltd. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/15844-7 - A greener approach to the study of the green: sustainable liquid chromatography applied to the metabolite profile investigation of Brazilian medicinal plants
Grantee:Cristiano Soleo de Funari
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 10/16520-5 - Application of calibration chemometrics methods and multivariate curve resolution in Raman spectroscopy for qualitative, quantitative and polymorphism analyses in medicines
Grantee:Renato Lajarim Carneiro
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/07600-3 - CIBFar - Center for Innovation in Biodiversity and Drug Discovery
Grantee:Glaucius Oliva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC