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Simple and Sensitive Analysis of Vitamins in a Complex Nutritional Drink


 
PRLog - May 5, 2014 - SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Thermo Fisher has developed a two-dimensional high-performance liquid chromatography (2D-HPLC) method for determination of water-soluble vitamins in a complex multivitamin/mineral nutritional drink. Application Note 1069: Two-Dimensional HPLC Determination of Water-Soluble Vitamins in a Nutritional Drink demonstrates that this method simplifies quantification of ascorbic acid and B group vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, and cyanocobalamin in a complex nutritional drink. This analysis requires only off-line filtration with the remainder of the sample preparation automated by a dual analytical system and data management software.

Vitamins are essential for human health, but because many water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body, daily vitamin supplements are often needed. Quality control assays are performed to ensure that these supplements contain the labeled amounts of vitamins. This sensitive new 2D-HPLC method easily quantifies vitamins in complex drink supplements containing additional compounds that can interfere with the separation of vitamins and make quantification difficult for other commonly used methods.

This application note and many others can be found at http://www.thermoscientific.com 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 Unity™ 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. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

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