Determination of Betaine from Saliconia herbacea L.

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  • Published : 2004.11.01


The betaine content of Saliconia herbacea L. was determined by reverse-phase high performance chromatog-raphy on a C_(18) column. A 50% methanol extract was passed through a anion exchanger Ambelite IRA 400 (quaternary ammonium type, OH-) column and a strong cation exchanger Ambelite IR 120 (sulfonic acid type, $H^+$) column to remove amino acids, zwitter ions which are interfere with betaine analysis. The betaine extract was derivatized with 18-crown-6-ether and 4-bromophenacyl bromide (PBPB) for UV-labelling. Betaine in Saliconia herbacea L. was analysed on a mobile phase contained 13 mM sodium heptane sulfonic acid and 5 mM $Na_2SO_4$ in deionized water by isocratic elution for 30 min. The recovery ratio of betaine from Saliconia herbacea L. extract was 83.6%. The mean betaine value for Saliconia herbacea L. determined by the described method is 4.85 mg/mL with a standard deviation of 0.127.


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