Traditional Chinese medicine processing is a pharmaceutical technology which is adopted according to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine，the need of syndrome differentiation，the na ture of medicinal materials． The research on processing chemistry of traditional Chinese medicine aims to clarify the changes of chemical constituents and their rules during the processing of traditional Chinese medicine，so as to lay a foundation for elucidating the processing mechanism of traditional Chinese medicine．Nowadays，modern analytical techniques represented by chromatography－mass spectrometry have been widely used in the research of Chinese medicine processing chemistry，which provides a powerful means to reveal the chemical composition changes of Chinese medicine processing，and also plays a great role in promoting the quality safety and control of Chinese medicine decoction pieces．The application of several modern analytical techniques in processing chemistry of traditional Chinese medicine is reviewed in this paper，and its future development is also prospected.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- composition change
- modern analytical techniques
- traditional Chinese medicine processing