Simultaneous determination of α-asarone and β-asarone in Acorus tatarinowii using excitation-emission matrix fluorescence coupled with chemometrics methods.

Abstract

A chemometrics-assisted excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence method was proposed for simultaneous determination of α-asarone and β-asarone in Acorus tatarinowii. Using the strategy of combining EEM data with chemometrics methods, the simultaneous determination of α-asarone and β-asarone in the complex Traditional Chinese medicine system was achieved successfully, even in the presence of unexpected interferents. The physical or chemical separation step was avoided due to the use of "mathematical separation". Six second-order calibration methods were used including parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC), alternating trilinear decomposition (ATLD), alternating penalty trilinear decomposition (APTLD), self-weighted alternating trilinear decomposition (SWATLD), the unfolded partial least-squares (U-PLS) and multidimensional partial least-squares (N-PLS) with residual bilinearization (RBL). In addition, HPLC method was developed to further validate the presented strategy. Consequently, for the validation samples, the analytical results obtained by six second-order calibration methods were almost accurate. But for the Acorus tatarinowii samples, the results indicated a slightly better predictive ability of N-PLS/RBL procedure over other methods.

DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2017.10.011

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@article{Bai2017SimultaneousDO, title={Simultaneous determination of α-asarone and β-asarone in Acorus tatarinowii using excitation-emission matrix fluorescence coupled with chemometrics methods.}, author={Xue-Mei Bai and Tie Liu and De-long Liu and Yong-ju Wei}, journal={Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy}, year={2017}, volume={191}, pages={195-202} }