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Course Title: HPLC and TLC Analysis of Herbal Medicines/Supplements for Purity and Content
Categories: 1 - Liquid Chromatography
2 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
3 - Sample Preparation
4 - Food
5 - Thin Layer Chromatography
Instructor(s): Fredric Rabel Course Number: 59
Affiliation: ChromHELP, LLC
Course Date: 03/09/2016 - Wednesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $300 ($400 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This course covers the basics of the analysis of herbal medicines (also classed as dietary supplements) derived from plant matter. These are often called Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM’s). Because of their complexity and variability from their original sources, qualification and quantitation of active components continues to be a challenge. With the growing market throughout the world and rampant adulteration of these medicinals, organizations are cooperating to develop comprehensive method development to insure their quality. With the growing responsibility of every manufacturer of these products to prove their purity and content, more laboratories around the world will be using these chromatographic tools to quantify their products.

Target Audience
This course was designed to introduce analytical chemists to the methods being used and developed throughout the world for the analysis of herbal medicines. These TLC and HPLC techniques can be employed to insure consistency and purity of herbal medicines found in the market.

Course Outline
• Definition of Herbal Medicines and various terminology worldwide
• History of herbal medicines and their increasing acceptance today
• Classical TLC methods for Fingerprinting herbals
• New HPLC methods for Fingerprinting herbals
• Sources of standards, degree programs, worldwide organizations and standards groups

Course Instructor's Biography
Fred Rabel is the President of ChromHELP, LLC, consulting and teaching all of the liquid chromatography techniques (TLC, HPLC, Column Chromatography, Sample Preparation). He previously worked for J.T.Baker Chemical Co., Whatman Inc., and EMD Chemicals. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Techniques, and Journal of Chromatographic Science. He has been teaching HPLC courses for over 35 years. He has authored many chromatography articles and chapters.