Determination of pemoline in plasma, urine and tissues by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography
Aoyama, T.; Kotaki, H.; Saitoh, Y.; Nakagawa, F.
Journal of Chromatography 430(2): 351-360
A simple and selective high-performance liquid chromatographic method with ultraviolet detection at 215 nm for the determination for pemoline in rat plasma, urine and tissues is described. Pemoline in the samples was extracted with methylene chloride at pH 10 and the organic phase was evaporated after adding 5-methyl-5-phenylhydantoin used as an internal standard. Pemoline and the internal standard were separated on a Kaseisorb LC C8-60-5 reversed-phase column. The limits of determination of pemoline in 0.1-0.2 ml of plasma, urine and tissue homogenates were 2, 100 and 20 ng, respectively. The method should be useful for studies of the pharmacokinetics and distribution of pemoline in small animals.