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HPLC-CAD Improves Determination of Triterpenes in Gota Kola

Determination of Triterpenes in Gota KolaThermo Fisher Scientific is pleased to announce 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 in Centella 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.

This customer application note and many others can be found at under the Documents tab.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $12 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and UnityTM Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

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