Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9673(00)00215-6
Title: Comparative analysis of tea catechins and theaflavins by high- performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis
Authors: Lee, B.-L.
Ong, C.-N. 
Keywords: Catechins
Flavonoids
Food analysis
Polyphenols
Tea
Theaflavins
Issue Date: 9-Jun-2000
Citation: Lee, B.-L., Ong, C.-N. (2000-06-09). Comparative analysis of tea catechins and theaflavins by high- performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis. Journal of Chromatography A 881 (1-2) : 439-447. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9673(00)00215-6
Abstract: This paper describes the simultaneous determination of catechins and theaflavins in green and black teas, using reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and capillary electrophoresis (CE). The tea polyphenols analyzed included (+)-catechin, catechin gallate, (-)- epicatechin, epicatechin-3-gallate, epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin-3- gallate, theaflavin, theaflavin-3-monogallate, theaflavin-3'-monogallate and theaflavin-3,3'-gallate. These polyphenols together with six other tea ingredients such as caffeine, adenine, theophylline, quercetin, gallic acid and caffeic acid were separated within 27 min by HPLC and in less than 10 min by CE. The optimal analytical conditions of both chromatographic methods were investigated for the convenience and reliability for routine analysis. Both HPLC and CE were found to be reliable and compatible. The reproducibility of the within-day assay using both methods was generally >90%. The day-to-day variation of retention time was < 5% for HPLC, while the variation of migration time for CE was < 2%. The analysis time of CE was three-times faster, however it is five-times less sensitive than HPLC, which has detection limits of 0.05 μg/ml and 0.5 μg/ml for catechins and theaflavins, respectively. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
Source Title: Journal of Chromatography A
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113403
ISSN: 00219673
DOI: 10.1016/S0021-9673(00)00215-6
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