Preparative separation of polyphenols from tea by high-speed countercurrent chromatography.

High-speed countercurrent chromatography (HSCCC) was applied to the separation of polyphenols from tea leaves (Camellia sinensis L.). The capability of HSCCC to isolate pure tea polyphenols from complex mixtures on a preparative scale was demonstrated for catechins, flavonol glycosides, proanthocyanidins, and strictinin from green and black tea. The purity… CONTINUE READING