Chemometric methods for the simultaneous determination of some water-soluble vitamins

Abdel Maaboud I. Mohamed, Horria A. Mohamed, Niveen Mohamed, Marwa R. El-Zahery

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Two spectrophotometric methods, derivative and multivariate methods, were applied for the determination of binary, ternary, and quaternary mixtures of the water-soluble vitamins thiamine HCl (I), pyridoxine HCl (II), riboflavin (III), and cyanocobalamin (IV). The first method is divided into first derivative and first derivative of ratio spectra methods, and the second into classical least squares and principal components regression methods. Both methods are based on spectrophotometric measurements of the studied vitamins in 0.1 M HCl solution in the range of 200-500 nm for all components. The linear calibration curves were obtained from 2.5-90 μg/mL, and the correlation coefficients ranged from 0.9991 to 0.9999. These methods were applied for the analysis of the following mixtures: (I) and (II); (I), (II), and (III); (I), (II), and (IV); and (I), (II), (III), and (IV). The described methods were successfully applied for the determination of vitamin combinations in synthetic mixtures and dosage forms from different manufacturers. The recovery ranged from 96.1 ± 1.2 to 101.2 ± 1.0% for derivative methods and 97.0 ± 0.5 to 101.9 ± 1.3% for multivariate methods. The results of the developed methods were compared with those of reported methods, and gave good accuracy and precision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-481
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of AOAC International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


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