Sharma, Anupma and Bhondekar, Amol P and Bari, S S and Gulati, Ashu and Kapur, Pawan and Singla, M L (2011) DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF AN HPLC METHOD FOR THE ROUTINE ANALYSIS OF CATECHINS, CAFFEINE, AND GALLIC ACID IN TEA (CAMELLIA SINENSIS). Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies,, 34. pp. 2243-2255.

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An efficient and rapid high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) assay was developed for the quantification of catechins [(þ) – catechin, (�) – epigallocatechin, (�) – epigallocatechingallate, (�) – epicatechin, and (�) – epicatechingallate], caffeine, and gallic acid in tea (Camellia Sinesis var. sinesis). The assay was optimized by varying sample strength, column temperature, gradient type, and detection wavelength. A curved gradient using a Thermo Hypersil ODS column with 0.05% orthophosphoric acid and methanol as mobile phase A and B, respectively, and UV detection at 277.5 nm was employed. It was observed that a curved gradient along with an optimal temperature, dramatically improves the signal to noise ratio and separation profile. The limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ) were found to be in the range of 1.04–22.81 lgmL�1 and 3.47–76.05 lgmL�1 respectively. The overall precision values obtained from the analysis of Kangra and Darjeeling orthodox tea samples were within the range of 0–0.34 (standard error).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: camellia sinensis, catechins, gradient, HPLC, method development, temperature
Subjects: Plant viruses
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 08:50
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 08:50

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