Profiling the Herbs by FTIR: Analysis and Quality Control of Medicine Herbs


Ong S. F.
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Profiling the Herbs by FTIR: Analysis and Quality Control of Medicine Herbs


Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2010)


3rd August - 4th August (2010)

Place Held

Forest Research Institute Malaysia(FRIM)


How to apply rapid and effective method to research medicinal herbs, the representative of complicated mixture system is the current study focus of analysts. The functions of non- processed and processed medicinal herbs differ greatly, so controlling the processing procedure is highly important for guaranteeing the curative effect. The method of herb profiling combines three steps: conventional Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Second Derivative spectroscopy and two-dimensional Infrared (2D-IR) correlation spectroscopy couple with comprehensive spectra interpretation analysis software. Based on the changes in different types of IR spectra during the process, we can infer the optimal end-point of processing medicinal herbs and the main transformations during the process. In conclusion, the multi- stepped IR macro-fingerprint method, which is rapid and reasonable, can play an important role in controlling the processing of medicinal herbs.


Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR); second derivative spectroscopy; two-dimensional infrared (20-IR) correlation spectroscopy


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