Author(s): Hassan MG, Emara KM, Mohamed HA, AbdelWadood HM, Ikeda R,
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Abstract A sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic method with fluorescence detection was developed to determine memantine (MT) in rat plasma. The method consists of pre-column labeling of MT with 4-(4,5-diphenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)benzoyl chloride (DIB-Cl) and a clean-up step with solid-phase extraction. A good separation of DIB-MT was achieved within 12 min on an octadecylsilica (ODS) column (150 × 4.6 mm i.d.; 5 µm) with a mobile phase of acetonitrile-water (70:30, v/v). The calibration curve prepared with fluoxetine as an internal standard showed good linearity in the range of 10-400 ng/mL (r = .999). The limits of detection and quantitation at signal-to-noise ratios of 3 and 10 were 2.0 and 6.6 ng/mL, respectively. The method was shown to be reliable with precisions of <5\% for intra-day and <9\% for inter-day as relative standard deviation. The fluorescence property and reaction yield of authentic DIB-MT were also examined. The proposed method was successfully applied to study the pharmacokinetic interaction between MT and methazolamide. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
This article was published in Biomed Chromatogr
and referenced in Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability