The Vitamins

The Vitamins

Chemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Methods

2nd Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editors: Paul György, W. N. Pearson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222042

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The Vitamins: Chemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Methods, Volume VI, Second Edition emphasizes the chemical, physiological, pathological, and methodological aspects of vitamins. This volume contains six chapters that describe the application of biological assays in vitamin analysis. The opening chapter presents the methods for quantitative estimates of vitamin's potency and reliability, followed by descriptions of the design and statistical analysis of vitamin assays. The remaining chapters deal with the chemical, physicochemical, and separation methods of vitamin A, D, K, and E. This book will be of value to nutritionists, dieticians, food scientists, technologists, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume VI


    Contents of Other Volumes

    Chapter I. Animal Assays for Vitamins


    I. Precision and Its Measurement

    II. Basal Rations

    III. Responses Used in Animal Assays for Vitamins

    Chapter 2. Statistical Methods in Biological Assay of the Vitamins

    I. The Dosage-Response Curve and Its Error

    II. Designs for Segregating Nonrandom Variation

    III. Measurement of Relative Potency

    IV. Assays Based on Responses Measured in Percentages

    V. The Correction of Quantitative Variables: Covariance

    VI. Slope-Ratio Assays

    VII. Combination of Estimates of Relative Potency

    VIII. Summary

    Chapter 3. Vitamin A


    I. Physicochemical Methods of Vitamin A Assay

    II. Methods for Separation of the Various Members of the Vitamin A Group of Compounds

    III. Detailed Methods for Determination of the Provitamins A and Vitamin A in Biological Materials and Foods

    IV. Bioassay of Vitamin A Potency

    Chapter 4. Vitamin D

    I. Introduction

    II. Biological Assays

    III. Chemical and Physicochemical Methods

    IV. Assay Procedures

    Chapter 5. The Determination of Vitamin K

    I. Physicochemical Methods

    II. Biological Methods

    Chapter 6. Vitamin E Assay by Chemical Methods

    I. Preparation and Extraction of the Sample

    II. Removal of Fat

    III. Removal of Interfering Substances

    IV. Separation of the Tocopherols

    V. Measurement of Tocopherols

    VI. Special Assay Procedures

    VII. Bioassays of Vitamin E

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222042

About the Editors

Paul György

W. N. Pearson

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