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Note Number: 20090520

Rapid Analysis of Capsaicinoids in Capsicum Oleoresin Using the Hitachi LaChromUltra® Liquid Chromatography System

Capsaicin is an important pain reliever for chronic sufferers of psoriasis and arthritis. However, pharmaceutical companies generally use a mixture of capsaicinoids to formulate their creams for topical use. This application note describes a method of shortening the run time of the capsaicin analysis, while preserving the resolution between components.