Author(s): Obando MA, Estela JM, Cerd V
This contribution describes use of a separation method based on on-line coupling of a multisyringe flow system with a chromatographic monolithic column for simultaneous determination of hydrochlorothiazide and losartan potassium in tablets. The system comprised a multisyringe module, three low-pressure solenoid valves, a monolithic C(18) column (25 mm x 4.6 mm i.d.), and a diode-array detector. The mobile phase was 10 mmol L(-1) potassium dihydrogen phosphate (pH 3.1)-acetonitrile-methanol (65:33:2 v/v/v) at a flow rate 0.8 mL min(-1). UV detection was carried out at 226 nm. The multi-syringe chromatographic (MSC) method with UV spectrophotometric detection was optimized and validated. Results from validation were very good. The analysis time was about 400 s. The method was found to be applicable to routine analysis of both compounds in tablets. The coupling of the monolithic columns with a multi-syringe flow-injection analysis manifold provides an excellent and inexpensive tool to solve the separation problems without use of HPLC instrumentation.