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On Track for a Truly Green Propolis-Fingerprinting Propolis Samples from Seven Countries by Means of a Fully Green Approach


Funari, CS and Carneiro, RL and Egeness Creese, M and Leme, GM and Cavalheiro, AJ and Hilder, EF, On Track for a Truly Green Propolis-Fingerprinting Propolis Samples from Seven Countries by Means of a Fully Green Approach, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 4, (12) pp. 7110-7117. ISSN 2168-0485 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 American Chemical Society

DOI: doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02005


The production of quality bee products, as well as bee survival itself, depends on the health conditions of the environment, but ironically, harmful solvents are often employed by scientists and traders to monitor the quality of these products. Many types of propolis have been recognized around the world, but specific biological activities can be expected for specific types of propolis. This work aimed to develop a new and green ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography method for the identification of green propolis type. The method was able to discern this type of propolis in a set of samples from seven countries as well as to cluster these samples by fingerprint similarity based on principal component analysis and partial least squares-discriminant analysis. This proved to be efficient, reproducible, and greener than methods previously reported in the literature for similar purposes and compatible with the cheap, largely available food grade ethanol produced from sugar cane.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Green solvents, Green chromatography, Green chemistry, Bioethanol, Metabolite profiling
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Organic chemistry
Research Field:Organic green chemistry
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Primary products from animals
Objective Field:Honey
UTAS Author:Funari, CS (Dr Cristiano Funari)
UTAS Author:Egeness Creese, M (Dr Mari Creese)
UTAS Author:Hilder, EF (Professor Emily Hilder)
ID Code:115042
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2017-03-06
Last Modified:2017-10-30

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