A simple and sensitive HPLC method for the simultaneous determination of eight bioactive components and fingerprint analysis of Schisandra sphenanthera.
ABSTRACT A simple and sensitive high performance liquid chromatography method with photodiode array detection (HPLC-DAD) was developed for simultaneous determination of eight bioactive constituents (schisandrin, schisandrol B, schisantherin A, schisanhenol, anwulignan, deoxyshisandrin, schisandrin B and schisandrin C) in the ripe fruit of Schisandra sphenanthera and its traditional Chinese herbal preparations Wuzhi-capsule by optimizing the extraction, separation and analytical conditions of HPLC-DAD. The chemical fingerprint of S. sphenanthera was established using raw materials of 15 different origins in China. The chromatographic separations were obtained by an Agilent Eclipse XDB-C18 reserved-phase column (250 mm x 4.6 mm i.d., 5 microm) using gradient elution with water-formic acid (100:0.1, v/v) and acetonitrile, at a flow rate of 1.0 mL min(-1), an operating temperature of 35 degrees C, and a wavelength of 230 nm. The constituents were confirmed by (+) electrospray ionization LC-MS. The new method was validated and was successfully applied to simultaneous determination of components in 13 batches of Wuzhi-capsule. The results indicate that this multi-component determination method in combination with chromatographic fingerprint analysis is suitable for quantitative analysis and quality control of S. sphenanthera.
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ABSTRACT: Background : Carissa carandas L. (Apocynaceae), an important fruit of tropical and subtropical arid region, has a great potential for the development of a new phytotherapeutic medicine. Due to an increase in commercial products of this fruit in the global market, an extensive phytochemical comparison seems imperative to understand its internal quality. Aims and Objective : To develop and validate an HPLC-DAD method for simultaneous estimation of three triterpenoids from C. carandas. Materials and Methods : A simple, sensitive and rapid HPLC-DAD method was developed for simultaneous estimation of lupeol, stigmasterol, and β-sitosterol from C. carandas fruits. Isocratic elution at a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min was employed on C 18 Cosmosil column with PDA detection at 210 nm using acetonitrile and ethanol. Different parts of C. carandas and its fruits collected from different geographical region were screened for lupeol, stigmasterol, and β-sitosterol contents. Results : Proposed method for simultaneous estimation of lupeol, stigmasterol and β-sitosterol was found highly specific, reliable, and sensitive which allowed good recovery of all analytes. It was validated as per ICH guidelines and proved to have good linearity, precision, repeatability, and stability. It was efficiently applied to screen different samples of C. carandas providing a mean to assess the quality and authenticity. Conclusion : The HPLC method could be an effective technique for routine analysis of lupeol, stigmasterol, and β-sitosterol simultaneously and monitoring the quality of fruit and its available products in cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies.International Journal of Green Pharmacy 01/2012; 6(3):241-247.
- Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies. 01/2012; 35(07):977-987.
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ABSTRACT: A simple and reliable method of ultra-performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array detector (UPLC-PDA) was developed to control the quality of Radix Isatidis (dried root of Isatis indigotica) for chemical fingerprint analysis and quantitative analysis of eight bioactive constituents, including R,S-goitrin, progoitrin, epiprogoitrin, gluconapin, adenosine, uridine, guanosine, and hypoxanthine. In quantitative analysis, the eight components showed good regression (R > 0.9997) within test ranges, and the recovery method ranged from 99.5% to 103.0%. The UPLC fingerprints of the Radix Isatidis samples were compared by performing chemometric procedures, including similarity analysis, hierarchical clustering analysis, and principal component analysis. The chemometric procedures classified Radix Isatidis and its finished products such that all samples could be successfully grouped according to crude herbs, prepared slices, and adulterant Baphicacanthis cusiae Rhizoma et Radix. The combination of quantitative and chromatographic fingerprint analysis can be used for the quality assessment of Radix Isatidis and its finished products.International Journal of Molecular Sciences 01/2012; 13(7):9035-50. · 2.46 Impact Factor