A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method was developed and validated for the determination of busulfan in plasma. Busulfan was extracted in toluene, derivatized by 2,3,5,6-tetrafluorothiophenol to obtain di-TFTP-butane, the derivatization product was then re-extracted in toluene and injected into the HPLC system with ultraviolet detection (wavelength: 275 nm). Recovery from extraction was 80%, the limit of quantification was 50 ng/ml and linearity ranged from 50 to 2000 ng/ml. In addition, forty-two samples obtained from pediatric patients treated with busulfan were analyzed by the HPLC and GC-MS assays based on the same derivatization procedure. The correlation between the di-TFTP-butane concentrations was highly significant (p<0.0001), demonstrating that the two methods were in good agreement. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 8 1999|
- Derivatization, LC
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