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HPLC Microdetermination Of Flurbiprofen Enantiomers In Plasma With A Glycopeptide-type Chiral Stationary Phase Column.

Fabienne Demotes-Mainard Péhourcq, Myriam Matoga, Christian Jarry, Bernard Bannwarth
Published 2004 · Chemistry, Medicine
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A rapid and stereospecific HPLC micromethod to quantify flurbiprofen enantiomers was developed. Both flurbiprofen enantiomers and indomethacin, used as internal standard, were extracted with methylene chloride from 100 microL of acidified plasma. The resolution of the R- and S-forms was performed on a bonded vancomycin chiral stationary phase (Chirobiotic V) with 20% of tetrahydrofuran in ammonium nitrate (100 mM, pH 5) as mobile phase. Calibration curves were linear in the range 0.5-10 microg/mL for both enantiomers. A good accuracy (< or = 5%) was obtained for all quality controls, with intra-day and inter-day variation coefficients equal or less than 7.7%. Recovery of both enantiomers was found in the range 77.4-86.3%. The lower limit of quantitation was 0.25 microg/mL for both enantiomers, without interference of endogenous components. This validated micromethod has been successfully applied for quantifying R- flurbiprofen and S- flurbiprofen in rat plasma.

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