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Novel dual functional monomers based molecularly imprinted polymers for selective extraction of myricetin from herbal medicines B Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences

Wan, Yuyan, Wang, Min, Fu, Qifeng, Wang, Lujun, Wang, Dandan, Zhang, Kailian, Xia, Zhining, Gao, Die
Journal of chromatography 2018 v.1097-1098 pp. 1-9
Abelmoschus manihot, Carthamus tinctorius, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, adsorbents, adsorption, ethylene glycol, flowers, herbal medicines, high performance liquid chromatography, myricetin, polymers, scanning electron microscopy, solid phase extraction, solvents
Herein, novel dual functional monomers based molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) were successfully prepared and used to extract myricetin from Carthamus tinctorius L., also named safflower (family, Compositae) and the flower of Abelmoschus manihot (Linn.) Medicus (family, Malvaceae). The polymers were prepared using myricetin as template, 4-vinylpyridine (4-VP) and glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) as dual functional monomers, ethylene glycol dimethyl acrylate (EGDMA) as cross-linker and methanol-acetonitrile (1:2, v/v) as solvent, respectively. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were applied to characterize the polymers. Further, the adsorption and selectivity experiments of MIPs were evaluated. The results revealed that MIPs showed high adsorption ability and selectivity toward myricetin. Finally, MIPs were employed as adsorbents for solid phase extraction (SPE) of myricetin from safflower and the flowers of A. manihot (Linn.) Medicus. Further analysis was conducted by using high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection (HPLC-DAD). The recovery of mrricetin in safflower and in the flowers of A. manihot ranged from 79.82% to 83.91%, 81.50% to 84.32%, respectively. These results indicated that MIPs can be applied to the extraction and separation of myricetin from various complex matrixes.