A Novel Approach to Authentication and Quality Control of Western Australian Honeys using High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography

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Abstract

Authentication and quality control of honeys are essential but challenging processes, especially for honeys collected from botanically rich areas, such as Western Australia's pristine natural vegetation. Within this specific regional context, this study explores the use of High-Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) as a novel analytical tool for (1) the authentication of honey's predominant floral source via HPTLC fingerprinting of its organic extract; (2) the detection and quantification of honey constituents that contribute to its antioxidant activity via a novel, validated HPTLC-DPPH analysis; and (3) the qualitative and quantitative analysis of its major sugars using a new validated HPTLC assay.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Locher, Connie, Supervisor
  • Hammer, Kate, Supervisor
  • Lim, Lee Yong, Supervisor
Award date20 Dec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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