Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine
Figure 1. Pyridoxine, C8H11NO3, MW=169,18 g/mol
Vitamin B6 occurs in foods as pyridoxine (PN), pyridoxamine (PM), pyridoxal (PL) and the corresponding phosphate esters (PNP, PMP and PLP). Also glycosylated forms may be present in foods.
Synonyms for vitamin B6:
- pyridoxine, adermin
There are two European Standards for the determination of vitamin B6. Methods are described in child pages where you can get by clicking the links below:
Proficiency testing schemes
Here are listed some completed, on-going and/or upcoming proficiency testing schemes concerning vitamin B6.
Some upcoming proficiency testing schemes can be found in the EPTIS database.
Other methods available
- AACC 86-31.01 Vitamin B6 Complex---Microbiological Method
- AOAC 961.15 Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine) in Food Extracts
- AOAC 985.32 Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine) in Ready-To-Feed Milk-Based Infant Formula
- EN 14663:2005 Foodstuffs - Determination of vitamin B6 (including its glycosylated forms) by HPLC
- see separate child page below