Author(s): Zaspel BJ, Csallany AS
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Abstract A rapid and sensitive method was developed for the quantitative determination of alpha-tocopherol in tissues and plasma of rats and mice. Tissue and plasma were extracted in acetone and chromatographed on a reverse-phase C18 column with 2\% water in methanol. Fluorescence and ultraviolet detection were used for tissue and plasma alpha-tocopherol levels, respectively. Extraction of tissues and plasma was found to be more complete in acetone than in other solvent systems analyzed. The average recovery of alpha-tocopherol added to tissue samples was 97\%. As little as 0.1 g of tissue or 0.1 ml plasma can be accurately used for analysis. The method is sensitive to 0.05 micrograms alpha-tocopherol/g tissue.
This article was published in Anal Biochem
and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques