High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Detection of Malonaldehydethiobarbituric Acid (MA-TBA) Complex in Ground Pork

  • Whang, Key (Department of Food Science and Technology , Keimyung University)
  • Published : 1999.09.01


For monitoring lipid oxidation development in cooked ground pork during refrigerationm, malonaldehydethiobarbituric acid(MA-TBA) contents were measured using high performance liquid chromatography(HPLC). As the oxidation proceeded during refergeration, TBA-reaction substances(TBARS) absorbances increased and the corresponding HPLC peak areas also increased proportationately. The correlation coefficient between the HPLC peak areas and MA-TBA absorbance were 0.9979. The treatemtn of cetrimide, an ion pairing agent, gave a complete resolution of the MA-TBA complex and the butanol extraction of the complex increased its recovery by 37.8%. Both cetrimide treatment and butanol extraction are essential steps for analyzing MA-TBA complex in ground pork wiht HPLC. A reliable and specific measurement of NA-TBA in ground pork was successfully performed using HPLC.