Simultaneous Determination of Four 5-Hydroxy Polymethoxyflavones by Reversed-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with Electrochemical Detection
Accumulating evidence has suggested the potential health-promoting effects of 5-hydroxy polymethoxyflavones (5-OH-PMFs) naturally existing in citrus genus. However, research efforts are hampered by the lack of reliable and sensitive methods for their determination in plant materials and biological samples. Using reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) equipped with electrochemical (EC) detection, we have developed a fast and highly sensitive method for quantification of four 5-OH-PMFs, namely 5-hydroxy-6,7,8,3',4'-pentamethoxyflavone, 5-hydroxy-3,6,7,8,3',4'-hexamethoxyflavone, 5-hydroxy-6,7,4'-trimethoxyflavone, and 5-hydroxy-6,7,8,4'-tetramethoxyflavone. The method was fully validated in terms of linearity, accuracy and precision. The limit of detection (LOD) was determined as being between 0.65 and 1.8ng/mL (ppb), demonstrating an over 160 times higher sensitivity in comparison with the previously reported method using UV detection. The recovery rate of the method was between 96.17% and 110.82%, and the precision for the retention times and peak areas was all below 13%. The method was successfully used to quantify 5-OH-PMFs with a wide range of abundance in the citrus products and preparations, such as orange juice, citrus peel, and dried tangerine peel. The quantification method for 5-OH-PMFs developed herein could be useful for the nutritional and pharmacological studies of these compounds in future.
Hang Xiao, P. Dong, P. Qiu, Y. Zhu, S.M. Li, and C.T. Ho. "Simultaneous Determination of Four 5-Hydroxy Polymethoxyflavones by Reversed-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with Electrochemical Detection" Journal of Chromatography A. 29;1217.5 (2010): 642-647.
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