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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Comparison Of Provitamin A Determination By Normal-phase Gravity-flow Column Chromatography And Reversed-phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Author: Carvalho P.R.N.
Collins C.H.
Rodriguez-Amaya D.B.
Abstract: The provitamin A content of some food samples was determined by methods involved MgO: Hyflosupercel gravity-flow column chromatography (GFCC) and reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), the quantitation being done by external standardization (HPLC-ES) or internal standardization (HPLC-IS) with Sudan. The results obtained with α- and β-carotene in carrots, β-carotene and β-cryptoxanthin in papaya and β-carotene in tomato and kale agreed well, showing that any of the these techniques can be used, provided the analysis is done under optimum conditions. Good separation of the different provitamins using GFCC depends on the analyst's kill and visual acuity. HPLC-ES required a constant supply of provitamin standards, thus the varying purity of commercially available standards and the high instabiity of these compounds could pose grave problems. Due to the stability of Sudan, HPLC-IS appeared to be the method of choice although passage of the extract through a MgO: Hyflosupercel minicolumn was required prior to injection to separate chlorophylls, dihydroxy- and polyoxycarotenoids which would otherwise elute with Sudan. Nonconformity of the Sudan structure to those of the provitamins did not effect the quantitative results. The chromatographic separation, identity and quantification of the provitamins could be more easily established by using HPLC-IS, complemented with GFCC.
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Date Issue: 1992
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