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Journal of chromatography

Application of molecular-secondary-ion mass spectrometry for drug metabolism studies. I. Direct analysis of conjugates by thin-layer chromatography-secondary-ion mass spectrometry.


PMID 3571378

Abstract

Molecular-secondary-ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) is a suitable method for the analysis of nonvolatile substances such as conjugated metabolites of drugs. We have developed a simple method for the direct SIMS measurement of conjugates following thin-layer chromatography without any extraction procedure. After separation with a butanol-acetic acid-ethanol-water (3:1:1:1, v/v) system, the spot was cut out and attached to a SIMS probe. The conjugates of p-nitrophenol and 4-hydroxyantipyrine were measured. The quantitative application of the method is also discussed, using deuterium-labelled internal standards for p-nitrophenol conjugates.

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