Determination of aloenin, barbaloin and isobarbaloin in aloe species by micellar electrokinetic chromatography

J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl. 2001 Mar 5;752(1):91-7. doi: 10.1016/s0378-4347(00)00524-7.


Aloenin, barbaloin and isobarbaloin in JP Aloe, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) and Aloe arborescens Miller var. natalensis Berger (Aloe arborescens Miller) were determined by micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) with 50 mM sodium dodecyl sulfate. Aloenin, barbaloin and isobarbaloin were well separated by MEKC and as little as 5.5 pg/11 nl of the three compounds could be detected. The determination took around 14 min.

MeSH terms

  • Aloe / chemistry*
  • Anthracenes / analysis*
  • Chromatography, Micellar Electrokinetic Capillary / methods*
  • Glucosides / analysis*
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Species Specificity


  • Anthracenes
  • Glucosides
  • barbaloin
  • aloenin