This book will not only deal with the analysis of nutraceuticals, but will also focus on the extraction and purification of the analytes using newer tools/instruments. It will also help the analyst during the actual estimation of these compounds from different matrices.
Overview of liquid chromatography in relation to nutraceuticals analysis. Introducing liquid chromatography for routine analysis of nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals and classes. Sources of nutraceuticals. Physicochemical properties, solubility and stability. Selection of mobile phase during analysis. Specific stationary phases for targeted analysis. Detector response and specificity of compounds. Separation and analysis of nutraceutical molecules. Factors producing variability in analytical results. Separation and clean-up of compounds. Selection of mobile phase. Response of Detectors. Suitability of stationary phase. Case studies. Conclusions and future perspective.