Determination of main taxoids in Taxus species by microwave-assisted extraction combined with LC-MS/MS analysis.J Sep Sci. 2009 Jan; 32(2):192-201.JS
A method based on microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) has been developed for the determination of paclitaxel and five related taxoids, namely 10-deacetylbaccatin III (10-DAB III), cephalomannine, 10-deacetylpaclitaxel (10-DAT), 7-xyl-10- deacetylpaclitaxel (7-xyl-10-DAT), and 7-epi-10-deacetylpaclitaxel (7-epi-10-DAT) in Taxus species in this study. The influential parameters of the MAE procedure were optimized, and the optimal conditions were as follows: extraction solvent 80% ethanol solution, solid/liquid ratio 1:10 (g/mL), temperature 50 degrees C, and three extraction cycles, each cycle 10 min. The method validation for LC-MS/MS analysis was performed. The LOD and LOQ were 3.16-9.20 and 12.20-30.45 ng/mL, respectively. Repeatability and reproducibility for the six taxiods with RSD ranged from 2.78 to 3.85% and from 5.26 to 6.60%. The recoveries of the method for the six taxoids were 92.6-105.6%. The developed MAE-LC-MS/MS method was also successfully applied to determine the contents of six taxoids in different Taxus species.