Shokuhin eiseigaku zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan

[Determination of glycarbylamide based on formation of nickel chelate].

PMID 17228789


A new and simple analytical method for glycarbylamide (GB) based on the formation of nickel chelate was developed. The proposed method is as follows: sample solution is mixed with 0.08 mmol/L nickel nitrate in 0.2 mol/L carbonate buffer (pH 9.0), and the absorbance is measured at 290 nm. Under the optimal conditions, GB could be determined in the concentration range from 0.13 microg/mL to 2.6 microg/mL (r = 0.9999). Using this method for HPLC post column reaction, GB levels in chicken liver extracts could be determined. The recovery of GB was 79.4% (RSD=2.6%, n=3) and the quantitation limit was 30 ng/g. The apparent molar extinction coefficient (epsilon) of the GB-nickel complex was 8.5 x 10(3). The molar ratio of the complex is GB: nickel ion = 2:1.