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Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences

A sensitive gas chromatographic/mass spectrometric method for the resolution and quantification of ethosuximide enantiomers in biological fluids.


PMID 12007776

Abstract

A modified specific, sensitive and reproducible chiral gas chromatographic (GC) method for the resolution and quantification of ethosuximide enantiomers in urine and plasma was developed. The samples were extracted by liquid-liquid extraction, using diethylether and the enantiomers were separated and quantified on a chiral gas chromatographic column (25QC2 / CYDEX- beta 0.25). The method involved the use of GC/MS instrumentation for the acquisition of data in the electron impact selective-ion monitoring mode, collecting ions characteristic of both ethosuximide and alpha, alpha - dimethyl - beta - methylsuccinimide, the internal standard and of mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) exactly equal to 55 and 70 units. The limit of quantitation of the method was 2.5 microg/ml for both urine and plasma with both enantiomers. The method proved to be linear, precise and reproducible in the 5-300 microg/ml concentration range for urine samples and in the 10-250 microg/ml concentration range for plasma samples. Future research work envisaged the application of this method in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies.

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