A reversed-phase HPLC method has been developed for determination of twelve intact glucosinolates-glucoiberin, glucocheirolin, progoitrin, sinigrin, epiprogoitrin, glucoraphenin, sinalbin, gluconapin, glucosibarin, glucotropaeolin, glucoerucin, and gluconasturtiin-in ten traditional Chinese plants. The samples were extracted with methanol and the extracts were cleaned on an activated Florisil column. A mobile phase gradient prepared from methanol and 30 mmol L-1 ammonium acetate at pH 5.0 enabled baseline separation of the glucosinolates. Glucosinolate detection was confirmed by quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometric analysis in negative-ionization mode. Detection limits ranged from 0.06 to 0.36 μg g -1 when 5 g of dried plant was analyzed. Recoveries of the glucosinolates were better than 85% and precision (relative standard derivation, n∈=∈3) ranged from 5.3 to 14.6%. Analysis of the glucosinolates provided scientific evidence enabling differentiation of three pairs of easily confused plants.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2006|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Traditional Chinese herb