Large volume injection
packed capillary LC
Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
---A non-aqueous isocratic reversed-phase packed capillary high performance liquid chromatography method for the determination of retinyl esters, utilizing temperature programming and on-column focusing large volume injection, has been developed. The stationary phase material was C30, and the mobile phase consisted of acetonitrile-dichloromethane (70 : 30, v/v). A three-step temperature program, starting at 10°C for 10 min, then 1°/min to 30°C, and finally 2.5°/min to 70°C, was found most appropriate. Compared to an isothermal separation at 25°C, this temperature program provided improved peak resolution, enhanced peak shapes of the last eluting compounds, and a reduction of the overall elution time. A mass limit of detection of 27 pg was found with respect to retinyl palmitate, using UV detection with an “U” shaped flow cell at 327 nm. This corresponds to a concentration limit of detection of 2.7 pg/μL, when utilizing an injection volume of 10 μL. The concentration of retinyl palmitate in arctic seal liver samples was estimated to be 62.6 μg/g liver.
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