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Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 256473, 12 pages
Research Article

Extraction and Chromatographic Determination of Shikimic Acid in Chinese Conifer Needles with 1-Benzyl-3-methylimidazolium Bromide Ionic Liquid Aqueous Solutions

Key Laboratory of Forest Plant Ecology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Hexing Road 26, Harbin 150040, China

Received 6 January 2014; Revised 16 February 2014; Accepted 17 February 2014; Published 23 March 2014

Academic Editor: Verónica Pino

Copyright © 2014 Fengli Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The shikimic acid contents of 85 kinds of conifer needles collected from six regions of China, including Northeast, North, South, Northwest, Southwest, East, were investigated. These conifer needles belong to various families (including Pinaceae, Cupressaceae, Taxodiaceae, Podocarpaceae, Taxaceae and Araucariaceae) and different genera of each family. Large amounts of information for selection a suitable conifer needle with high shikimic acid content in different places were listed in Table S1.

  1. Supplementary Table