Presented work summarizes the data about polyphenolic profiles in various plant parts (leaves, shoots, berries) of sea buckthorn (Hippophaë rhamnoides L.) during the annual growth cycle. A reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography method (RP-HPLC) coupled with diode-array detection (DAD) was optimized for determination of catechin, epicatechin, gallic acid, p-coumaric acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, rutin (quercetin 3-rutinoside) and quercitrin (quercetin 3-rhamnoside). The content of these polyphenolic compounds was monitored in extracts of sea buckthorn plant samples from April to October. The total antioxidant activity was determined using scavenging of 2,2′-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonate) cation radical (ABTS·+) and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH·). The total content of polyphenols was estimated by conventional spectrophotometric method using Folin-Ciocalteu reagent. The monitoring of temporal changes of selected polyphenolic compounds by RP-HPLC showed that catechin, epicatechin and gallic acid were the most abundant analytes in annual green shoots and leaves, and their content varied significantly during the studied period.
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