Shen Y.,Wenzhou University |
Han C.,Wenzhou Entry Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus |
Liu C.,Wenzhou Entry Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus |
Zhou Y.,Wenzhou Entry Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus |
And 3 more authors.
Chinese Journal of Chromatography (Se Pu) | Year: 2011
A method for the analysis of 4 alkaloids in Corydalis decumbens (Thunb.) Pers. was developed by high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). The sample was extracted in methanol by ultrasonic; filtered and diluted with methanol for further analysis. The analysis was performed on a Clg column (l50 mm x 2. 1 mm, 3. 5 μm) using a gradient elution program with the mobile phase of 0. 2% acetic acid solution and acetonitrile. The analyte was determined by an electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry in multiple reactions monitoring (MRM) mode. The qualitative and quantitative analyses were based on the retention times and characteristic ion pairs consisting of one parent ion and two fragment ions of the analyte. The limits of detection (LODs) for 4 alkaloids were in the range of 0. 02 -0. 2 μg/L, and the limits of quantification (LOQs) were in the range of 0. 07 -0. 66 μg/L. The average recoveries were in the range of 93. 6% ~ 103. 5% for 4 alkaloids with the relative standard deviations below 3. 8%. This method is reliable; sensitive and reproducible, and it can be used for the quality control of Corydalis decumbens (Thunb.) Pers. sample.