Determination of six bioactive components of Saussurea katochaete by capillary electrophoresis

Biomed Chromatogr. 2007 Apr;21(4):376-81. doi: 10.1002/bmc.765.


The simultaneous determination of 3,4-dimethoxy-3'-hydroxy propiophenone, 5-hydroxy-7-methoxy coumarin, 7-hydroxy coumarin, 3',5'-dimethoxy apigenin, apigenin and 4-hydroxy cinnamic acid in the extract of S. katochaete has been investigated by capillary electrophoresis for the first time. The six active components were completely separated within 10 min in 20 mM Na(2)HPO(4) buffer at pH 11.00 with 10% (v/v) methanol and detected at 214 nm. The applied voltage was 15 kV and the temperature was kept at 25 degrees C. The effects of buffer pH, the concentration of Na(2)HPO(4) and the concentration of methanol on the separation efficiency were studied systematically. The regression equations revealed good linear relationships (correlation coefficients were 0.9987-0.9998) between the peak area of each analyte and its concentration. The relative standard deviations (RSD) of migration time and peak areas were <1.63 and <4.03%, respectively. The application of this method for the separation and determination of the six bioactive components in S. katochaete was reported. The contents of the six analytes ranged from 0.023 to 0.131 mg/g and recoveries ranged from 94.7 to 104.8%.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biological Products / analysis*
  • Buffers
  • Electrophoresis, Capillary / methods*
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Methanol / chemistry
  • Plant Extracts / chemistry*
  • Reference Standards
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Saussurea / chemistry*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity


  • Biological Products
  • Buffers
  • Plant Extracts
  • Methanol