Pharmacognosy Magazine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 36  |  Page : 19--24

Determination of oleanolic acid and ursolic acid in Chinese medicinal plants using HPLC with PAH polymeric C18


Yong Zhang1, Kunpeng Xue2, Eugene Yuexing Zhao2, Yin Li2, Lixin Yao2, Xiaoyan Yang1, Xiaomei Xie1 
1 School of Pharmacy, Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hefei, 230031, China
2 Welch Materials (Zhejiang), Inc., Jinhua 321000, China

Correspondence Address:
Yong Zhang
Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hefei
China

Background: The RP-HPLC resolution of two triterpenic acid isomers was unstable. Objective: To separate the oleanolic acid (OA) and ursolic acid (UA) simply within RP-HPLC. Materials and Methods: The separation ability of five stationary phases was studied with the retention effect of their carbon loads. Also the resolution effects of mobile phase composition and different column temperatures were systematically investigated by using Drylab; (Rheodyne LLC.) after evaluating chromatograms automatically. Results: The best available resolution of two bioactive isomers was achieved (r = 3.4) via using PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) polymeric C18 bonded phase column. The chromatographic system was applied to the quantification in ten Chinese medicinal plants and the validation was carried out and the precision (RSD ≤1.34%), the linearity (r ≥0.9998) and the recovery (range from 92.1% to 102.6%) were acceptable. Conclusion: It is clear that the method was simple, rapid and reliable for the quantification of two compounds in new HPLC method within PAH polymeric C18.


How to cite this article:
Zhang Y, Xue K, Zhao EY, Li Y, Yao L, Yang X, Xie X. Determination of oleanolic acid and ursolic acid in Chinese medicinal plants using HPLC with PAH polymeric C18.Phcog Mag 2013;9:19-24


How to cite this URL:
Zhang Y, Xue K, Zhao EY, Li Y, Yao L, Yang X, Xie X. Determination of oleanolic acid and ursolic acid in Chinese medicinal plants using HPLC with PAH polymeric C18. Phcog Mag [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Aug 20 ];9:19-24
Available from: http://www.phcog.com/article.asp?issn=0973-1296;year=2013;volume=9;issue=36;spage=19;epage=24;aulast=Zhang;type=0