Author(s): Mattila P, Astola J, Kumpulainen J
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Abstract A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method with in-line connected diode-array (DAD) and electro-array (EC) detection to identify and quantify 17 flavonoids in plant-derived foods is described. Catechins were extracted from the samples using ethyl acetate, and quantification of these compounds was performed with the EC detector. Other flavonoids were quantified with DAD after acid hydrolysis. The methods developed were effective for the determination of catechins and other flavonoids in plant-derived foods. Responses of the detection systems were linear within the range evaluated, 20-200 ng/injection (DAD) and 20-100 ng/injection (EC), with correlation coefficients exceeding 0.999. Coefficient of variation was under 10.5\%, and recoveries of flavonoids ranged from 70 to 124\%. Purity of the flavonoid peaks was confirmed by combining the spectral and voltammetric data.
This article was published in J Agric Food Chem
and referenced in Natural Products Chemistry & Research