An Alternative Methodology for Determination of Cephamycin C from Fermentation Broth
- *Corresponding Author:
- Marlei Barboza,
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Received date: May 07, 2012; Accepted date: July 11, 2012; Published date: July 15, 2012
Citation: de Baptista Neto Á, de Oliveira LM, Bellão C, Badino AC Jr, Barboza M, et al. (2012) An Alternative Methodology for Determination of Cephamycin C from Fermentation Broth. J Chromat Separation Techniq 3:130. doi:10.4172/2157-7064.1000130
Copyright: © 2012 de Baptista Neto Á, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cephamycin C is a β-lactam antibiotic used as a raw material in several commercial antibiotics. The production and purification process of this antibiotic requires a fast, simple and accurate method to quantify it. In this paper, it was developed a high-performance liquid chromatography method to determine cephamycin C concentration, in order to offer an option for the traditional, but laborious, bioassay method normally employed. A method to obtain a calibration curve using the bioassay and cephalosporin C as standard was also proposed. The method showed more efficiency in determining cephamycin C than the bioassay, and it was simpler and faster to execute.