Comparison of high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection and gas chromatography-mass fragmentography for the assay of salsolinol, dopamine and dopamine metabolites in food and beverage samples
High-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection (HPLC-ED) and combined gas chromatography--mass spectrometry in the single-ion monitoring mode (GC--MS-SIM) have been used for the determination of salsolinol, dopamine, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylethanol and norepinephrine in a selection of food and beverage samples. The unique specificity of the SIM mode allows a simple one-step extraction to be used even for complex sample matrices. We have been able to demonstrate the quantitative and qualitative advantages offered by GC--MS over HPLC--ED by direct comparison of the chromatographic data obtained. We demonstrate that the specificity of SIM and the benefits offered by the incorporation of deuterated internal standards make GC--MS-SIM the method of choice for valid identification and precise quantitation of salsolinol, dopamine and dopamine metabolites in a complex sample matrix.
|Authors||Duncan, M. W.;Smythe, G. A.;Nicholson, M. V.;Clezy, P. S. :|
|Publisher Name||J Chromatogr|
|URL link to publisher's version||http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=6543217|