HPLC-CAD Improves Determination of Triterpenes in Gota Kola
Product News May 02, 2012
Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced a new method that uses high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) combined with charged aerosol detection (CAD) to enable improved quantitation of triterpene content in gotu kola.
Low-wavelength UV detection commonly used for triterpene analysis often results in strongly sloping baselines, and interferences from minor components can adversely affect quantitation.
Customer Application Note (CAN) 111: Determination of Triterpenes inCentella asiatica (Gotu Kola) by HPLC-CAD demonstrates that charged aerosol detection minimizes these interferences and improves the baseline, thereby enabling improved quantitation of triterpenes in gotu kola.
Gota kola is a small herbaceous annual plant used as a medicinal herb in Ayurvedic medicine and used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions including improvement of memory and blood flow.
Gota kola is also used as a topical application for skin conditions such as ulcers, wounds, and eczema.
The chemical compounds of interest in gotu kola are usually considered to be the ursane- and oleanane-type triterpenes and the triterpene glycosides including asiaticoside, madecassoside (asiaticoside A), asiaticoside B, madecassic acid, asiatic acid, and terminolic acid.
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