Determination of cyclodextrin content using periodate oxidation by capillary electrophoresis

Martin Pumera, Ivan Jelínek, Jindřich Jindřich, Pavel Coufal, Jirí Horský

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A simple and general method suitable for the determination of cyclodextrin content in various matrices is described. The proposed method involves selective cleavage of C-C bonds with vicinal hydroxyl groups by means of periodate (Malaprade's reaction). The amount of produced iodate is monitored by capillary electrophoresis. Optimized electrophoretic conditions (20 mM disodium tetraborate with 1 mM tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide, direct UV detection λ = 200 nm) ensure complete separation of periodate and iodate ions and sufficient sensitivity towards iodate. Under optimized reaction conditions (2-fold excess of periodate, temperature 70°C) reproducible quantitative results were obtained for α-, β- and γ- cyclodextrins as model samples. The proposed method was tested on a real sample of acrylamide - 2(I)-O-allyl-β-CD copolymer. The values of β- cyclodextrin content were compared with those obtained by reference NMR measurement and were found to be identical. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-206
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sept 1

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by internal grant No. 22/1998/B, from Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) grant No. 203/00/1564 from the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic and by research project J13/98:113100002.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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