Quantitative analysis of lycorine in Galanthus alpinus Sosn. var. alpinus by HPLC-DAD

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Emir C. , Somer N.

ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF PHARMACY, vol.48, no.2, pp.32-37, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/istanbuljpharm.2018.416835
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-37


In this study, a reversed-phase, high pressure liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method was applied in the quantitative analysis of lycorine in the aerial parts and bulbs of Galanthus alpinus Sosn. var. alpinus collected from Rize during the flowering and fruiting seasons. A simple method to extract lycorine from the plant specimens was performed, using pre-packed columns with diatomaceous earth (Extrelut (R)). The chromatographic separation was achieved employing an isocratic system with a mobile phase including trifluoroacetic acid -water-acetonitrile (0.01:95:51 measured at a flow rate of 1 ml/min using a diode array detector (DAD). The lycorine content in the bulbs during the flowering and fruiting seasons was detected as 0.01576 and 0.02351 %, respectively. Also, validation studies showed that the method was specific, accurate and precise.