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Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal

, Volume 43, Issue 10, pp 582–584 | Cite as

Use of capillary electrophoresis for estimating the quality of chamomile flowers

  • M. V. Gavrilin
  • S. P. Senchenko
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The possibility of using capillary electrophoresis was studied with the aim of improving the quality control and selecting the most objective quality criteria of chamomile flowers. It is established that an aqueous solution of sodium tetraborate with a concentration of 10 mg/mL should be used as the leading electrolyte and the separation can be performed at a voltage of 20 kV. Experiments showed that one of the main flavonoids in these herbs is apigenin-7-O-glucoside, the content of which varies from 0.17 to 0.36%.

Key words

capillary electrophoresis chamomile flowers apigenin-7-O-glucoside 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Gavrilin
    • 1
  • S. P. Senchenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Pyatigorsk State Pharmaceutical AcademyPyatigorskRussia

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