We developed a novel methylcellulose-immobilized strong cation-exchange (MC-SCX) precolumn for direct analysis of drugs in plasma. MC-SCX consists of silica gel with a methylcellulose outer-surface and a 2-(4-sulfophenyl) ethyl phase inner-surface. The MC-SCX precolumn was evaluated by direct analysis using pyridoxine, atenolol and sulpiride spiked in plasma, using a column-switching HPLC system. Each drug was retained and enriched on MC-SCX using an acidic mobile phase, which resulted in good linearity, sufficient reproducibility, intra- and inter day precision, and accuracy in analytical ion-pair LC with trifluoroacetic acid. The analytical methods for model drugs were applied to pharmacokinetics of atenolol and sulpiride in rats.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Aug 5|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Cell Biology