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Preparative separation of phloridzin from apple leaves using macroporous resins followed by preparative high‐performance liquid chromatography

Li, Hongjuan, Hou, Guige, Li, Yuanyuan, Zhao, Feng, Cong, Wei, Wang, Chunhua
Journal of separation science 2018 v.41 no.20 pp. 3918-3924
adsorption, apples, crystallization, desorption, high performance liquid chromatography, kinetics, leaves, phenolic compounds, phloridzin, porous media, resins, sorption isotherms
Phloridzin is one of the major phenolic compounds in apple and has been widely used in medicine for a long time due to its significant biomedical activities. In this article, macroporous resin was used for purification of phloridzin from apple leaves. The HPD‐300 resin was selected for the enrichement of phloridzin according to its high adsorption and desorption capacities. The adsorption kinetics and isotherms were constructed on the HPD‐300 resin and fitted well to the pseudo‐second‐order kinetic model and Langmuir model, respectively. Dynamic adsorption and desorption tests were performed on the column packed with HPD‐300 resin to optimize the operating parameters. After one round treatment with HPD‐300 resin, the purity of phloridzin in the product increased from 11.4 to 50.1% with a recovery yield of 79.3%. Subsequently, preparative high‐performance liquid chromatography was employed for the purification of phloridzin. The purity of phloridzin could reach above 98% after further recrystallization with a recovery yield of 75.8%.