JACEN  Vol.4 No.4 , November 2015
Analysis of the trans-Cinnamic Acid Content in Cinnamomum spp. and Commercial Cinnamon Powder Using HPLC
Abstract: The present study aimed to quantify the content of trans-cinnamic acid (CA) in Cinnamomum japonicum, C. loureirii, and C. camphora and the commercial application of CA using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). A C18 column was used, with water/methanol as the mobile phase gradient. The highest content of CA was observed in the bark of C. loureirii (16.97 mg/g) and cinnamon powder A (47.60 mg/g). The lowest content of CA was observed in leaf and heartwood of C. japonicum (0.10 and 0.10 mg/g, respectively) and cinnamon powder C (22.87 mg/g). This result could be utilized as a guideline for the analysis of the commercial applications of Cinnamomum.
Cite this paper: Lee, J. , Lee, D. , Park, J. , Chae, S. and Lee, S. (2015) Analysis of the trans-Cinnamic Acid Content in Cinnamomum spp. and Commercial Cinnamon Powder Using HPLC. Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment, 4, 102-108. doi: 10.4236/jacen.2015.44011.

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