A convenient new analysis of dihydroxyacetone and methylglyoxal applied to Australian Leptospermum honeys

  title={A convenient new analysis of dihydroxyacetone and methylglyoxal applied to Australian Leptospermum honeys},
  author={Sarah Windsor and M. Pappalardo and Peter Brooks and Simon D Williams and Merilyn Manley-Harris},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy},
New Zealand mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey is known to exhibit non-peroxide antibacterial activity caused by the active ingredient methylglyoxal which arises by chemical conversion of dihydroxyacetone during honey maturation. This study determines whether methylglyoxal and dihydroxyacetone are present in Australian Leptospermumhoneys. This research developed a rapid and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the concurrent analysis of methylglyoxal and… Expand

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