Simultaneous determination of six major constituents in the stems of Kadsura heteroclita by LC-DAD

Wei Wang, Jinzhi Liu, Min Yang, Jianghao Sun, Xiaoming Wang, Rongxia Liu, Dean Guo

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The stem of Kadsura heteroclita is a traditional Chinese medicine with a variety of biological activities. For efficient monitoring of the quality of the herb, a simple, rapid, and accurate HPLC method has been developed for simultaneous determination of five cyclolanostane triterpenoid compounds (schisanlactone E, nigranoic acid, schisandronic acid, and heteroclitalactones A and D) and one tetrahydrofuran lignan (d-epigalbacin) in the stems of K. heteroclita. These six compounds were separated on a C18 column by elution with a mobile-phase gradient prepared from acetonitrile and 0.05% (v/v) aqueous phosphoric acid. The flow rate was 1.0 mL min-1 and the detection wavelength was 210 nm. The recovery of the method was in the range 95.03-102.19% and a good linear relationship (r2 > 0.9999) was obtained between response and compound concentration over a relatively wide range. The method was successfully applied to analysis of the herb collected at different stages of growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Column liquid chromatography
  • Kadsura heteroclita
  • Quality control
  • Triterpenoid compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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