School of Chinese Medicine
Simultaneous quantification of eight bioactive components of Houttuynia cordata and related Saururaceae medicinal plants by on-line high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detector-electrospray mass spectrometry
An on-line high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-diode array detector (DAD)-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) method has been developed to quantify simultaneously eight bioactive chemical components in Houttuynia cordata Thunb and related Saururaceae medicinal plants. Simultaneous separation of these eight compounds was achieved on a C18 analytical column with gradient elution of acetonitrile and 0.2% acetic acid (v/v) at a flow rate of 0.6 mL/min and being detected at 280 nm. These eight compounds were completely separated within 90 min. Good linear regression relationship (r2 > 0.9978) within test ranges was shown in all calibration curves. Good repeatabilty for the quantification of these eight compounds in H. cordata was also demonstrated in this method, with intra- and inter-day variations less than 3.0%. The method established was successfully applied to quantify eight bioactive compounds in closely related species of H. cordata, which provides a new basis for quality assessment of H. cordata. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Active components, Houttuynia cordata Thunb, HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS, Quantitative analysis, Related species
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Meng, Jiang, Kelvin Sze-Yin Leung, Xiao-ping Dong, Yi-sheng Zhou, Zhi-hong Jiang, and Zhong-zhen Zhao. "Simultaneous quantification of eight bioactive components of Houttuynia cordata and related Saururaceae medicinal plants by on-line high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detector-electrospray mass spectrometry." Fitoterapia 80.8 (2009): 468-474.