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Assessment of ATR‐NIR and ATR‐MIR spectroscopy as an analytical tool for the quantification of the total polyphenols in Dendrobium huoshanense

Hao, Jing‐Wen, Chen, Yue, Chen, Nai‐Dong
Phytochemical analysis 2020 v.31 no.3 pp. 366-374
Dendrobium catenatum, least squares, models, phytochemicals, polyphenols, prediction, reflectance, spectroscopy
In this study, the potentiality of applying attenuated total reflectance near‐infrared (ATR‐NIR) and attenuated total reflectance mid‐infrared (ATR‐MIR) techniques combined with a partial least squares (PLS) regression technology to quantify the total polyphenols (TPs) in Dendrobium huoshanense (DHS) was investigated and compared. The real TP contents in the DHS samples were analysed using methods of reference. The capability of the two IR spectroscopic techniques to quantify the TPs in DHS was assessed by the root‐mean‐square error of calibration (RMSEC) and determination coefficients (R²). The results showed that both NIR and MIR might be used as a fast and simple tool to replace traditional chemical assays for the determination of the TP contents in DHS, and the best NIR model showed slightly better prediction performance [root‐mean‐square error of prediction (RMSEP): 0.307, R²: 0.9122, ratio performance deviation (RPD): 4.43] than the best MIR model (RMSEP: 0.440, R²: 0.9069, RPD: 3.09). Results from this study indicated that both the NIR and MIR models could be used to quantify the TP in DHS, and ATR‐NIR appeared to be the more predominant and more robust technique for the quantification of the TP in DHS.