High performance liquid chromatographic determination of free amino acids in algae

A. Péter, D. Tourwè, M. E.M. Baumann, M. Elskens, L. Goeyens

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The amino acid compositions were determined in four different algal species: the temperate Thalassiosira rotula and Phaeocystis globosa and the polar Thalassiosira antarctica and Phaeocystis antarctica. An extraction procedure was developed to obtain amino acids from phytoplankton species. The amino acids were analysed after precolumn derivatization with 9- fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl chloride (FMOC-Cl); the procedure was optimized and the samples were analysed quantitatively on a Superspher RP8 C8 column. The good stability of the FMOC derivatives was utilized to develop a new semipreparative chromatographic method for the separation and collection of the most important amino acids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1077-1093
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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