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Title: Hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography to characterize nutraceuticals and food supplements based on flavanols and related compounds
Author: Vidal-Casanella, Oscar
Arias-Alpizar, Kevin
Núñez Burcio, Oscar
Saurina, Javier
Keywords: Cromatografia de líquids
Liquid chromatography
Issue Date: 9-Feb-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: Purified extracts from different types of berries and medicinal plants are increasingly used as raw materials for the production of nutraceuticals and dietary supplements, mainly due to their high content of bioactive substances. This is, for instance, the case of phenolic compounds such as flavonoids, which exhibits a wide range of beneficial properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic and antimicrobial activities. This paper tackles the characterization of several kinds of nutraceuticals based on hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) with fluorescence detection (FLD). The study was focused on the determination of flavanols and related compounds such as condensed tannins. Analytes were recovered by solvent extraction using methanol:water:hydrochloric acid (70:29:1 v:v:v) as the extraction solvent under sonication for 30 min at 55°C. Experimental design with response surface methodology was used to optimize the HILIC separation to achieve a good resolution of the main components, being the factors under study the methanol percentage in the mobile phase and the gradient time. The best conditions were achieved with 14% methanol as the initial percentage and 30 min of linear gradient to reach 28% methanol. Principal component analysis and related methods were used to characterize and compare the compositional features of dietary supplements based on both targeted and non-targeted approaches. Results revealed that the sample distribution relied on the oligomeric nature of descriptors.
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It is part of: Separations, 2021, vol. 8, num. 2, p. 17
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ISSN: 2297-8739
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Enginyeria Química i Química Analítica)

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