Simultaneous Determination of Four Compounds, Campesterol, Emodin8-O-β-D-Glucopyranoside, Quercetin, and Isoquercitrin in Reynoutria sachalinensis by High-performance Liquid Chromatography-Diode Array Detector

Pharmacogn Mag. 2017 Jul;13(Suppl 2):S258-S261. doi: 10.4103/pm.pm_289_16. Epub 2017 Jul 11.


Background: Reynoutria sachalinensis is a well-known and used herbal medicine to treatment of arthralgia, jaundice, amenorrhea, coughs, carbuncles, and sores.

Objective: We have developed high-performance liquid chromatography analysis method for simultaneous determination of isolated four compounds, campesterol, emodin8-O-β-D-glucopyranoside, quercetin, and isoquercitrin from R. sachalinensis is.

Materials and methods: The four compounds were separated on Shiseido C18 column (S-5 μm, 4.6 mm I.D. ×250 mm) at a column temperature of 25°C. The mobile phase composed of water and methanol with gradient elution system, and flow rate is 1.0 ml/min. The detection wavelength was set at 205 nm.

Results: Validation of this analytical method was evaluated by linearity, precision, and accuracy test. This established method had good linearity (R2 > 0.997). The relative standard deviation values of intra- and inter-day testing were indicated that <2%, and accuracy is 91.66%-103.31% at intraday and 91.69%-103.31% at intraday. The results of recovery test were 92.60%-108.99%.

Conclusion: In these results, developed method was accurate and reliable to the quality evaluation of campesterol, emodin 8-O-β-D-glucopyranoside, quercetin, and isoquercitrin isolated from R. sachalinensis.

Summary: We have developed high-performance liquid analysis method for simultaneous determination of 4 compounds of Reynoutria sachalinensis. Abbreviations used: HPLC: High-performance liquid chromatography, DAD: Diode array detector, LOD: Limit of detection, LOQ: Limit of quantitation, ICH: International Conference on Harmonisation.

Keywords: High-performance liquid chromatography; Reynoutria sachalinensis; quality control; simultaneous determination; validation.