, Volume 27, Issue 11–12, pp 549–551 | Cite as

Droplet counter current chromatography of the carotenoids of parsleyPetroselinum crispum

  • G. W. Francis
  • M. Isaksen


The application of droplet counter current chromatography to the separation of the carotenoids of parsley, β-carotene, lutein, violaxanthin and neoxanthin, is described. The solvent system consists of petroleum spirit bp 40–60°C: acetonitrile: methanol in the proportions 50∶10∶40. The upper layer is used as the mobile phase and the lower layer as the stationary phase.

Key Words

Droplet counter current chromatography Carotenoids Xanthophyll Parsley 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Francis
    • 1
  • M. Isaksen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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