Preparative isolation and purification of hainanmurpanin, meranzin, and phebalosin from leaves of Murraya exotica L. using supercritical fluid extraction combined with consecutive high‐speed countercurrent chromatography

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  • Published: Feb 27, 2018
  • Author: Rongwei Yan, Jie Shen, Xiaojing Liu, Yong Zou, Xinjun Xu
  • Journal: Journal of Separation Science


The objective of this study was to develop a consecutive preparation method for the isolation and purification of hainanmurpanin, meranzin, and phebalosin from leaves of Murraya exotica L. The process involved supercritical fluid extraction with CO2, solvent extraction, and two‐step high‐speed countercurrent chromatography. Pressure, temperature, and the volume of entrainer were optimized as 27 MPa, 52°C, and 60 mL by response surface methodology in supercritical fluid extraction with CO2, and the yield of the crude extracts was 7.91 g from 100 g of leaves. Subsequently, 80% methanol/water was used to extract and condense the three compounds from the crude extracts, and 4.23 g of methanol/water extracts was obtained. Then, a two‐step high‐speed countercurrent chromatography procedure was developed for the isolation of the three target compounds from methanol/water extracts, including conventional high‐speed countercurrent chromatography for further enrichment and consecutive high‐speed countercurrent chromatography for purification. The yield of concentrates from high‐speed countercurrent chromatography was 2.50 g from 4.23 g of methanol/water extracts. Finally, the consecutive high‐speed countercurrent chromatography produced 103.2 mg of hainanmurpanin, 244.7 mg of meranzin, and 255.4 mg of phebalosin with purities up to 97.66, 99.36, and 98.64%, respectively, from 900 mg of high‐speed countercurrent chromatography concentrates in one run of three consecutive sample loadings without exchanging a solvent system.

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