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Biomedical chromatography : BMC

Quantitative determination of p-aminosalicylic acid and its degradation product m-aminophenol in pellets by ion-pair high-performance liquid chromatography applying the monolithic Chromolith Speedrod RP-18e column.


PMID 14872550

Abstract

An ion-pair high performance liquid chromatographic method was developed for the simultaneous determination of p-aminosalicylic acid (PAS) and its degradation product m-aminophenol (MAP) in a newly developed multiparticular drug delivery system. Owing to the concentration differences of PAS and MAP, acetanilide and sulfanilic acid were used as internal standards, respectively. The separation was performed on a Chromolith SpeedROD RP-18e column, a new packing material consisting of monolithic rods of highly porous silica. The mobile phase composition was of 20 mm phosphate buffer, 20 mm tetrabutylammonium hydrogen sulphate and 16% (v/v) methanol adjusted to pH 6.8, at a flow-rate of 1.0 mL/min, resulting in a run-time of about 6 min. Detection was by UV at 233 nm. The method was validated and proved to be useful for stability testing of the new dosage form. Separation efficiency was compared between the new packing material Chromolith SpeedROD RP-18e and the conventional reversed-phase cartridge LiChroCART 125-4 (5 microm). A robustness test was carried out on both columns and different separation parameters (retention, resolution, run time, temperature) were determined.