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Determination of vitamins A and E in infant milk formulae by high-performance liquid chromatography

Authors
Journal
Journal of Chromatography A
0021-9673
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
778
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0021-9673(97)00353-1
Keywords
  • Infant Formulae
  • Food Analysis
  • Vitamins

Abstract

Abstract A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method was developed for the determination, in one run, of retinol and α-tocopherol in infant milk formulae. The method involved saponification at room temperature and a later extraction of vitamins with n-hexane. The vitamins were resolved with a C 18 reversed-phase column and they were detected by UV spectrophotometry. Linearity, precision, recovery and sensitivity were satisfactory. The main advantage of the method proposed is the simultaneous determination of both vitamins using a common extraction procedure and UV detection with a variable-wavelength spectrophotometer.

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