Maria L.A.D. Lestari, Gunawan Indrayanto

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Curcumin and its two related compounds, that is, demethoxycurcumin and bis-demethoxycurcumin (curcuminoids) are the main secondary metabolites of Curcuma longa and other Curcuma spp. Curcumin is commonly used as coloring agent as well as food additive; curcumin has also shown some therapeutic activities. This review summarizes stability of curcumin in solutions, spectroscopy characteristics of curcumin (UV, IR, Raman, MS, and NMR), polymorphism forms, method of analysis in both of biological and nonbiological samples, and metabolite studies of curcumin. For analysis of curcumin and its related compounds in complex matrices, application of LC-MS/MS is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfiles of Drug Substances, Excipients and Related Methodology
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages92
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameProfiles of Drug Substances, Excipients and Related Methodology
ISSN (Print)1871-5125


  • Analysis
  • Chromatography
  • Curcuma spp.
  • Curcumin
  • Metabolism
  • Polymorphism
  • Spectroscopy
  • Stability


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