[Determination of adenosine, rutin and quercetin in Carthamus tinctorius by HPCE].Yao Xue Xue Bao. 2003 Apr; 38(4):283-5.YX
To develop a method for determination of adenosine, rutin and quercetin in Carthamus tinctorius L. by high performance capillary electrophoresis(HPCE).
A fused silica capillary (66.5 cm x 50 microns ID, an effective length of 58 cm) was used. The running buffer composed of 50 mmol.L-1 borax (pH 9.7) containing 18% methanol. The applied voltage was 24 kV and the capillary temperature was 20 degrees C. The detection wavelength was 210 nm. Rifampicin was used as internal standard.
A good linearity between peak area ratio of the common peak to the internal standard and the concentration was found in the range of 10-160 mg.L-1 for adenosine, 100-2,000 mg.L-1 for rutin and 100-1,600 mg.L-1 for quercetin (r > 0.998). The average recoveries were 98.5%-100.5%, 96.9%-99.5% and 99.1%-99.5% for adenosine, rutin and quercetin, respectively. The relative standard deviation was less than 6.5% (n = 5).
The method is simple, rapid and with satisfactory recoveries and good reproducibilities. It can be used to control the quality of Carthamus tinctorius.