Author(s): Ito H, Yamaguchi H, Fujikawa A, Shiida N, Tanaka N,
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Abstract Carboplatin is a platinum agent that is used for treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer. A sensitive and selective analytical method for the quantification of carboplatin in human plasma ultrafiltrates using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was developed. Human plasma ultrafiltrates were precipitated by acetonitrile containing carboplatin-d4 as an internal standard and were further diluted with acetonitrile. Chromatographic separation was performed on a Accucore HILIC (50mm×2.1mm i.d., 2.6μm) column using mobile phase (acetonitrile-water-acetic acid=90:10:0.1, v/v/v) at the flow rate of 0.2mL/min. Detection was performed on electrospray ionization triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometer using low-energy collision induced dissociation (CID-MS/MS) analysis operating in the selected reaction monitoring (SRM) scan mode. The lower limit of quantification for carboplatin was 0.025μg/mL. This method covered a linearity range of 0.025-50μg/mL. The intra-day precision and inter-day precision (R.S.D.) ranged from 1.5 to 4.3\%, and the accuracy (R.E.) was within ±2.9\%. The present method was applied to a clinical pharmacokinetic study of carboplatin in a cancer patient. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
This article was published in J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci
and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques