Rana, Ajay and Singh, H P (2012) A RAPID HPLC-DAD METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF THEAFLAVINS USING C12 AS STATIONARY PHASE. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies, 35 (16). pp. 2272-2279.

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Theaflavins are the major pharmacologically active antioxidant compounds present in the black tea. In this study we have developed a rapid, simple, and sensitive HPLC-DAD method for estimation and analysis of theaflavins using a RP-C12(4.6 х 250 mm, 4 micron) column. The present study aims at rapid estimation and analysis of theaflavins in black tea and black tea based products (Ready to Drink Teas and Instant Teas) for their qualitative analysis. The use of RP-C12 as stationary phase with a simple gradient method enables the excellent separation of all the four major tea theaflavins: theaflavin (TF-1), theaflavin-3-gallate (TF-2), theaflavin-3, 30-digallate (TF-3), and theaflavin-30-gallate (TF-4) within 7 min. A linear calibration curve (r2¼0.999) was plotted against standard theaflavin. The purification of theaflavins from black tea (CTC) was done by reverse phase solid phase extraction (RP-SPE) technique and quantification of individual theaflavins were carried out as theaflavin equivalent per mg of total purified theaflavins (TFS) from black tea. The results of present study clearly shows that use of C12 as a new stationary phase owes high sensitivity and faster analysis of theaflavins that otherwise are not easy to separate within 10 min.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: antioxidants, black tea, catechins, C12, RP-HPLC, theaflavins
Subjects: Plant sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 09:37
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 09:38
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1285

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