The use of HPLC for the detection and quantification of formaldehyde in the pteridophyta

Maricela Adrian-Romero, G. Blunden, B. G. Carpenter, Sheila Lucas, E. Tyihák

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Formaldehyde, as its dimedone adduct, formaldemethone, has been detected and quantified in all species of Pteridophyta examined. The procedure involved the use of an Hypersil C-18 column, methanol-water (60: 40 v/v) as the mobile phase and an UV detector set at 258 nm. Quantification was based on peak height. Yields varied from 30 μg/g fresh weight for Polystichum setiferum to 5370 μg/g fresh weight for Selaginella viticulosa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalActa biologica Hungarica
Volume49
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Ferns
  • Formaldehyde
  • Formaldemethone
  • HPLC quantitative analysis
  • Pteridophyta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Neurology

Cite this

Adrian-Romero, M., Blunden, G., Carpenter, B. G., Lucas, S., & Tyihák, E. (1998). The use of HPLC for the detection and quantification of formaldehyde in the pteridophyta. Acta biologica Hungarica, 49(2-4), 303-308.