Author(s): Pujari MP, Barrientos A, Muggia FM, Koda RT
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Abstract A sensitive method has been developed for the determination of hydroxyurea in plasma and peritoneal fluid using reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with electrochemical detection. Plasma or peritoneal fluid samples were treated with acetonitrile to precipitate proteins then injected to the HPLC. A C18 analytical column was used to separate hydroxyurea from interfering substances in the biological matrix. The mobile phase, consisting of 0.2 M sodium perchlorate-methanol (95:5, v/v) adjusted to pH 5.0, was delivered isocratically at a flow-rate of 1 ml/min and hydroxyurea was detected using a glassy-carbon electrode operating at an applied potential of +800 mV. Hydroxyurea eluted with a retention time of 3 min. The cycle time for analysis is short and the assay precision is acceptable (C.V. plasma=1.4-3.9\%. C.V. peritoneal fluid=2.1-9.7\%). The method has been validated and is linear from 25 to 400 ng/ml in plasma and 5 to 30 ng/ml in peritoneal fluid. The method has been shown to be applicable for pharmacokinetic studies.
This article was published in J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl
and referenced in Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques