Discrimination of Scrophularia spp. according to the geographic origin was tried in the present study using HPLC-DAD combined with multivariate analysis techniques. Five active constituents, angoroside C, harpagoside, 8-O-(E-p-methoxycinnamoyl)harpagide, E-cinnamic acid and E-p-methoxycinnamic acid, in forty four Scrophularia samples were simultaneously determined using HPLC-DAD. A principal component analysis of the content measurements clustered the samples according to their geographic origins, Andong, Uisung and China. A partial least squares-discrimination analysis was subsequently developed for the effective classification of the samples. This model showed comparatively good prediction ability for samples from Andong or China. The proposed method shows an efficient strategy for quality control of Scrophularia spp.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry