A rapid, and inexpensive analytical method for free choline is described here. Choline was derivatized with benzoyl chloride and analyzed by HPLC with UV detection. Choline samples in the micro-molar range were determined with good repeatability. The precision (RSD) was not greater than 10%. The quantification limit was 10 μM (3σ), and the linear calibration range was between 10 and 1,500 μM. This method was applied to the measurement of free choline in a culture medium of bacteria and was shown to be suitable for aqueous samples with a wide concentration range and for routine analyses.
- Column liquid chromatography
- Salt stress