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In this report, an overview of the applied methods for vitamin analysis as reported in the literature is given. An evaluation with special respect to reliability, feasibility, precision and accuracy is carried out with emphasis on determination of vitamins in infant formulae. Among the discussed methods (nonchromatographic methods, Gas Chromatography (GC) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) methods) the preference should be given to the HPLC methods. Unlike GC and nonchromatographic methods it allows the simultaneous determination of several vitamins. A sensitive and selective determination of vitamins is possible due to the different available detection modes. The HPLC technique provides the most practical means of determining not only fat-soluble but also water-soluble vitamins in infant formulae in terms of accuracy, precision, speed, and ease of operation.

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Authors: THEOBALD A, JRC Ispra (IT);ANKLAM E, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17273 EN (1996) 57pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
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