Semi-automated solid-phase extraction procedure for the high-performance liquid chromatographic determination of alinastine in biological fluids

Corta, E.; Bakkali, A.; Berrueta, L.A.; Gallo, B.; Vicente, F.; Gonzalo, A.; Lucero, M.L.; Orjales, A.

Journal of Chromatography. B, Biomedical Sciences and Applications 727(1-2): 131-138


ISSN/ISBN: 1387-2273
PMID: 10360432
DOI: 10.1016/s0378-4347(99)00061-4
Accession: 011339711

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A solid-phase extraction (SPE) method for sample clean-up followed by a reversed-phase HPLC procedure for the assay of alinastina (pINN) in biological fluids is reported. The effects of the sample pH, composition of the washing and elution solvents and the nature of the SPE cartridge on recovery were evaluated. The selectivity of SPE was examined using spiked rat urine and plasma samples and the CH and PH cartridges gave rise to the cleanest extracts. The recoveries obtained in spiked rat urine and plasma samples were 91.2+-2.7 and 99.9+-2.8%, respectively. The proposed SPE method coupled off-line with a reserved-phase HPLC system with fluorimetric detection was applied to the quantitation of alinastine in real rat urine samples. The analytical method was also applied and validated for the determination of alinastine in dog plasma. The recovery from spiked dog plasma samples using the PH cartridge was around 65%. The within-day and between-day precisions were 7 and 12%, respectively. The detection and quantitation limits in dog plasma were 0.024 and 0.078 mug/ml, respectively.