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See detailImpact of injection solvent composition on protein identification incolumn-switching chip-liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry
Houbart, Virginie ULg; COBRAIVILLE, Gaël ULg; Nys, Gwenaël ULg et al

in Journal of Chromatography. A (2016), 1445

In shotgun proteomics, the gold standard technique is reversed-phase liquid chromatography coupledto mass spectrometry. Many researches have been carried out to study the effects on identification per ... [more ▼]

In shotgun proteomics, the gold standard technique is reversed-phase liquid chromatography coupledto mass spectrometry. Many researches have been carried out to study the effects on identification per-formances of chromatographic parameters such as the stationary phase and column dimensions, mobilephase composition and flow rate, as well as the gradient slope and length. However, little attention isusually paid to the injection solvent composition.In this study, we investigated the effect of the injection solvent on protein identification parameters(number of distinct peptides, amino acid coverage and MS/MS search score) as well as sensitivity. Trypticpeptides from six different proteins, covering a wide range of physicochemical properties, were employedas training set. Design of experiments was employed as a tool to highlight the factors related to thecomposition of the injection solvent that significantly influenced the obtained results. Optimal resultsfor the training set were applied to analysis of more complex samples. The experiments pointed outoptimising the composition of the injection solvent had a strong beneficial effect on all the consideredresponses. On the basis of these results, an approach to determine optimal conditions was proposed tomaximise the protein identification performances and detection sensitivity. [less ▲]

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See detailTravelling-wave ion mobility time-of-flight mass spectrometry as an alternative strategy for screening of multi-class pesticides in fruits and vegetables
Goscinny, Séverine ULg; Joly, Laure; De Pauw, Edwin ULg et al

in Journal of Chromatography. A (2015), 1405

This paper reports a novel approach to screening multi-class pesticides by ion mobility timeof- flight mass spectrometry detection. Nitrogen was selected as mobility gas. After optimization of the ... [more ▼]

This paper reports a novel approach to screening multi-class pesticides by ion mobility timeof- flight mass spectrometry detection. Nitrogen was selected as mobility gas. After optimization of the different ion mobility parameters, determination of matrix effect on the drift times was conducted using different matrix extracts. The results showed that drift time values are not influenced by the matrix and also are independent of the concentration within the working range for 100 pesticides tested, making drift time a powerful additional identification tool. Based on statistics, 2% variation criteria provides a good fit for all the pesticides targeted, and could be considered as a maximum acceptable criteria associated with the drift time parameter for identification purpose. This 2% value is in agreement with already reported criteria, for instance, for GC or LC retention time in European documents. Finally, the well-known feature of mobility to separate complex mixtures was also tested to obtain purified extracted mass spectra of pesticides in fruit extract. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a full integration of optimization and validation phases: An Analytical-Quality-by-Design approach
Hubert, Cédric ULg; Houari, Sabah ULg; Rozet, Eric ULg et al

in Journal of Chromatography. A (2015)

When using an analytical method, defining an Analytical Target Profile (ATP) focused on quantitative performance represents a key input, and this will drive the method development process. In this context ... [more ▼]

When using an analytical method, defining an Analytical Target Profile (ATP) focused on quantitative performance represents a key input, and this will drive the method development process. In this context, two case studies were selected in order to demonstrate the potential of a Quality-by-Design (QbD) strategy when applied to two specific phases of the method lifecycle: the pre-validation study and the validation step. The first case study focused on the improvement of a Liquid Chromatography (LC) coupled to Mass Spectrometry (MS) stability-indicating method by the means of the QbD concept. The Design of Experiments (DoE) conducted during the optimization step (i.e. determination of the qualitative Design Space (DS)) was performed a posteriori. Additional experiments were performed in order to simultaneously conduct the pre-validation study to assist in defining the DoE to be conducted during the formal validation step. This predicted protocol was compared to the one used during the formal validation. A second case study based on the LC/MS-MS determination of glucosamine and galactosamine in human plasma was considered in order to illustrate an innovative strategy allowing the QbD methodology to be incorporated during the validation phase. An operational space, defined by the qualitative DS, was considered during the validation process rather than a specific set of working conditions as conventionally performed. Results of all the validation parameters conventionally studied were compared to those obtained with this innovative approach for glucosamine and galactosamine. Using this strategy, qualitative and quantitative information were obtained. Consequently, an analyst using this approach would be able to select with great confidence several working conditions within the operational space rather than a given condition for the routine use of the method. This innovative strategy combines both a learning process and a thorough assessment of the risk involved. [less ▲]

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See detailOne-pot preparation of a sulfamethoxazole functionalized affinity monolithic column for selective isolation and purification of trypsin.
Xiao, Yuan; Guo, Jialiang; Ran, Danni et al

in Journal of chromatography. A (2015), 1400

A facile and efficient "one-pot" copolymerization strategy was used for the preparation of sulfonamide drug (SA) functionalized monolithic columns. Two novel SA-immobilized methacrylate monolithic columns ... [more ▼]

A facile and efficient "one-pot" copolymerization strategy was used for the preparation of sulfonamide drug (SA) functionalized monolithic columns. Two novel SA-immobilized methacrylate monolithic columns, i.e. poly(GMA-SMX-co-EDMA) and poly(GMA-SAA-co-EDMA) were prepared by one-pot in situ copolymerization of the drug ligand (sulfamethoxazole (SMX) or sulfanilamide (SAA)), the monomer (glycidyl methacrylate, GMA) and the cross-linker (ethylene dimethacrylate, EDMA) within 100 mum i.d. capillaries under optimized polymerization conditions. The physicochemical properties and column performance of the fabricated monolithic columns were characterized by elemental analysis, scanning electron microscopy and micro-HPLC. Satisfactory column permeability, efficiency and separation performance were obtained on the optimized poly(GMA-SMX-co-EDMA) monolithic column for small molecules, such as a standard test mixture and eight aromatic ketones. Notably, it was found that the poly(GMA-SMX-co-EDMA) monolith showed a selective affinity to trypsin, while the poly(GMA-SAA-co-EDMA) monolith containing sulfanilamide did not exhibit such affinity at all. This research not only provides a novel monolith for the selective isolation and purification of trypsin, but it also offers the possibility to easily prepare novel drug functionalized methacrylate monoliths through a one-pot copolymerization strategy. [less ▲]

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See detailSeparation of N-derivatized di- and tri-peptide stereoisomers by micro-liquid chromatography using a quinidine-based monolithic column - Analysis of l-carnosine in dietary supplements.
Wang, Qiqin; Sanchez-Lopez, Elena; Han, Hai et al

in Journal of chromatography. A (2015)

In the present study, a new analytical methodology was developed enabling the enantiomeric determination of N-derivatized di- and tri-peptides in dietary supplements using chiral micro-LC on a monolithic ... [more ▼]

In the present study, a new analytical methodology was developed enabling the enantiomeric determination of N-derivatized di- and tri-peptides in dietary supplements using chiral micro-LC on a monolithic column consisting of poly(O-9-[2-(methacryloyloxy)-ethylcarbamoyl]-10,11-dihydroquinidine-co-2-hydroxy ethyl methacrylate-co-ethylene dimethacrylate) (poly(MQD-co-HEMA-co-EDMA)). After optimization of the mobile phase conditions, a baseline resolution of the stereoisomers of 24 out of 53 N-derivatized di- and tri-peptides was obtained. 3,5-Dinitrobenzoyl- and 3,5-dichlorobenzoyl-peptide stereoisomers were separated with exceptionally high selectivity and resolution. The monolithic column was then applied to the quantitative analysis of l-carnosine and its enantiomeric impurity in three different commercial dietary supplements. Method validation demonstrated satisfactory results in terms of linearity, precision, selectivity, accuracy and limits of detection and quantification. The determined amounts of l-carnosine in commercial formulations were in agreement with the labeled content for all analyzed samples, and the enantiomeric impurity was found to be below the limit of detection (LOD), showing the potential of the poly(MQD-co-HEMA-co-EDMA) monolithic column as a reliable tool for the quality control of l-carnosine in dietary supplements by micro-LC. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of the quantitative performances of Supercritical Fluid Chromatography : from method development to validation
Dispas, Amandine ULg; Lebrun, Pierre ULg; Ziemons, Eric ULg et al

in Journal of Chromatography. A (2014), 1353(Method Validation), 78-88

Recently, the number of papers about SFC increased drastically but scientists did not truly focus their work on quantitative performances of this technique. In order to prove the potential of UHPSFC, the ... [more ▼]

Recently, the number of papers about SFC increased drastically but scientists did not truly focus their work on quantitative performances of this technique. In order to prove the potential of UHPSFC, the present work discussed about the different steps of the analytical life cycle of a method: from development to validation and application. Moreover, the UHPSFC quantitative performances were evaluated in comparison with UHPLC, which is the main technique used for quality control in the pharmaceutical industry and then could be considered as a reference. The methods were developed using Design Space strategy, leading to the optimization of robust method. In this context, when the Design Space optimization shows guarantee of quality, no more robustness study is required prior to the validation. Then, the methods were geometrically transferred in order to reduce the analysis time. The UHPSFC and UHPLC methods were validated based on the total error approach using accuracy profile. Even if UHPLC showed better precision and sensitivity, UHPSFC method is able to give accurate results in a dosing range larger than the 80–120% range required by the European Medicines Agency. Consequently, UHPSFC results are valid and could be used for the control of active substance in a finished pharmaceutical product. Finally, UHPSFC validated method was used to analyse real samples and gave similar results than the reference method (UHPLC). [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment and validation of a liquid chromatographic method for the stability study of a pharmaceutical formulation containing voriconazole using cellulose tris(4-chloro-3-methylphenylcarbamate) as chiral selector and polar organic mobile phases.
Servais, Anne-Catherine ULg; Moldovan, Radu-Cristian ULg; Farcas, Elena ULg et al

in Journal of chromatography. A (2014), 1363

The ophthalmic solution of voriconazole, i.e. (2R,3S)-2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-3-(5-fluoropyrimidin-4-yl)-1-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-y l)butan-2-ol, made from an injection formulation which also contains ... [more ▼]

The ophthalmic solution of voriconazole, i.e. (2R,3S)-2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-3-(5-fluoropyrimidin-4-yl)-1-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-y l)butan-2-ol, made from an injection formulation which also contains sulfobutylether-beta-cyclodextrin sodium salt as an excipient (Vfend((R))), is used for the treatment of fungal keratitis. A liquid chromatographic (LC) method using polar organic mobile phase and cellulose tris(4-chloro-3-methylphenylcarbamate) coated on silica as chiral stationary phase was successfully developed to evaluate the chiral stability of the ophthalmic solution. The percentage of methanol (MeOH) in the mobile phase containing acetonitrile (ACN) as the main solvent significantly influenced the retention and resolution of voriconazole and its enantiomer ((2S,3R)-2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-3-(5-fluoropyrimidin-4-yl)-1-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1- yl)butan-2-ol). The optimized mobile phase consisted of ACN/MeOH/diethylamine/trifluoroacetic acid (80/20/0.1/0.1; v/v/v/v). The method was found to be selective not only regarding the enantiomer of voriconazole but also regarding the specified impurities described in the monograph from the European Pharmacopoeia. The LC method was then fully validated applying the strategy based on total measurement error and accuracy profiles. Under the selected conditions, the determination of 0.1% of voriconazole enantiomer could be performed. Finally, a stability study of the ophthalmic solution was conducted using the validated LC method. [less ▲]

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See detailIn-capillary derivatization with (-)-1-(9-fluorenyl)ethyl chloroformate as chiral labeling agent for the electrophoretic separation of amino acids.
Fradi, Ines ULg; Farcas, Elena ULg; Said, Azza Ben et al

in Journal of chromatography. A (2014), 1363

An original micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) method using in-capillary derivatization with a chiral labeling reagent was developed for the separation of amino acid (AA) derivatives. The ... [more ▼]

An original micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) method using in-capillary derivatization with a chiral labeling reagent was developed for the separation of amino acid (AA) derivatives. The potential of (-)-1-(9-fluorenyl)-ethyl chloroformate (FLEC) as in-capillary derivatization agent is described for the first time. Several parameters for in-capillary derivatization and subsequent MEKC separation were systematically investigated using experimental designs. Firstly experimental conditions for in-capillary derivatization were optimized using face-centered central composite design (FCCD). Mixing voltage and time as well as concentration of the labeling solution were investigated. Efficient labeling was achieved by sequential injection of AAs and FLEC labeling solution followed by the application of a voltage of 0.2kV for 570s. The background electrolyte (BGE) composition was then optimized in order to achieve selectivity. A FCCD was performed with two factors, namely the sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) concentration and the percentage of propan-2-ol (IPA). The separation of 12 pairs of derivatized AA (FLEC-AA) diastereomers was achieved with resolution values comprised between 3 and 20. Furthermore, an efficient derivatization and separation of 29 FLEC-AA derivatives were achieved in a single run using a buffer made up of 40mM sodium tetraborate, 21mM SDS and 8.5% IPA. The method was successfully applied to the analysis of spiked artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF) sample. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of the crosslinker type on the chromatographic properties of hydrophilic sulfoalkylbetaine-type monolithic columns.
Liu, Chusheng; Chen, Weijia; Yuan, Guangxin et al

in Journal of chromatography. A (2014), 1373

In order to investigate the effects of the crosslinker on the separation performance of polar zwitterionic sulfoalkylbetaine-type monolithic columns, three crosslinkers, i.e. 1,4-bis(acryloyl)piperazine ... [more ▼]

In order to investigate the effects of the crosslinker on the separation performance of polar zwitterionic sulfoalkylbetaine-type monolithic columns, three crosslinkers, i.e. 1,4-bis(acryloyl)piperazine (PDA), ethylene dimethacrylate (EDMA) and N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide (MBA), were copolymerized with the hydrophilic monomer N,N-dimethyl-N-acryloyloxyethyl-N-(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium betaine (SPDA). The chromatographic properties of the three hydrophilic sulfoalkylbetaine-type monolithic columns, including column efficiency, permeability, porosity and separation mechanism, were systematically compared using scanning electron microscopy or micro-HPLC. Good selectivity in micro-HPLC separations was achieved on all three monolithic columns. The results indicate that the polarity of sulfoalkylbetaine-type monolithic columns may be related to the polarity of the crosslinker, which further affects column selectivity and efficiency. A particularly high column efficiency (100,000 plates/m) was obtained on the novel poly(SPDA-co-PDA) monolithic column at a linear velocity of 1mm/s using thiourea as test analyte. A higher resolution was also observed for nucleobases, nucleosides and hydrophilic organic acids on this novel poly(SPDA-co-PDA) monolithic column compared to the other two columns. [less ▲]

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See detailPreparation of a beta-cyclodextrin functionalized monolith via a novel and simple one-pot approach and application to enantioseparations.
Zhang, Qiaoxuan; Guo, Jialiang; Wang, Feng et al

in Journal of chromatography. A (2014), 1325

A novel and facile one-pot copolymerization approach was developed for the preparation of a beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD) functionalized organic polymer monolith. The proposed one-pot process involved two ... [more ▼]

A novel and facile one-pot copolymerization approach was developed for the preparation of a beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD) functionalized organic polymer monolith. The proposed one-pot process involved two major reactions occurring in sequence in the same vial: (1) the ring opening reaction between the epoxy groups of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) and the primary amino groups of ethylenediamine-beta-CD (EDA-beta-CD); (2) the copolymerization of glycidyl methacrylate-ethylenediamine-beta-CD (GMA-EDA-beta-CD) and ethylene dimethacrylate (EDMA) using 2,2'-azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) as the polymerization initiator. This approach avoids the time-consuming post-polymerization derivatization of the traditional two-step strategy. Compared to the previously reported two-step strategy, the monolith prepared by this one-pot method exhibited higher beta-CD ligand density and better column efficiency in HPLC. Satisfactory column permeability and separation selectivity were also obtained on the optimized poly(GMA-EDA-beta-CD-co-EDMA) monolithic column. Additionally, the column was also applied to the enantioseparation of some racemic acidic compounds with promising results. [less ▲]

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See detailA novel mixed phospholipid functionalized monolithic column for early screening of drug induced phospholipidosis risk.
Zhao, Xianglong; Chen, Weijia; Liu, Zhenghua et al

in Journal of chromatography. A (2014), 1367

Drug-induced phospholipidosis (PLD) is characterized by the excessive accumulation of phospholipids, resulting in multilamellar vesicle structure within lysosomes. In the present study, a novel mixed ... [more ▼]

Drug-induced phospholipidosis (PLD) is characterized by the excessive accumulation of phospholipids, resulting in multilamellar vesicle structure within lysosomes. In the present study, a novel mixed phospholipid functionalized monolithic column was developed for the first time through a facile one-step co-polymerization approach. The phospholipid composition of the monolith can be adjusted quantitatively and accurately to mimic the mixed phospholipid environment of different biomembranes on a solid matrix. The mixed phospholipid functionalized monolith as a promising immobilized artificial membrane technique was used to study drug-phospholipid interaction. Scanning electron microscopy, elemental analysis, FT-IR spectra, zeta-potential analysis and micro-HPLC were carried out to characterize the physicochemical properties and separation performance of the monolith. Mechanism studies revealed that both hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions play an important role in the retention of analytes. The ratio of their contributions to retention can be easily manipulated by adjusting the composition of the mixed phospholipids, in order to better mimic the interaction between drugs and cell membrane. The obtained mixed phospholipid functionalized monolithic columns were applied to the screening of drug-induced PLD potency. Data from 79 drugs on the market demonstrated that the chromatographic hydrophobicity index referring to the mixed phospholipid functionalized monolith at pH 7.4 (CHI IAM7.4) for the selected drugs were highly correlated with the drug-induced PLD potency data obtained from other in vivo or in vitro assays. Moreover, the effect of the acidic phospholipid phosphatidylserine proportion on prediction accuracy was also investigated. The monolith containing 20% phosphatidylserine and 80% phosphatidylcholine exhibited the best prediction ability for the drug-induced PLD potency of the tested compounds. This research has led to the successful development of a novel and facile approach to prepare a mixed phospholipids functionalized monolith, which offers a reliable, cost-effective and high-throughput screening tool for early prediction of the PLD potency of drug candidates. [less ▲]

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See detailEnantioseparation of N-derivatized amino acids by micro-liquid chromatography using carbamoylated quinidine functionalized monolithic stationary phase.
Wang, Qiqin; Feng, Jun; Han, Hai et al

in Journal of chromatography. A (2014), 1363

In order to obtain satisfactory column permeability, efficiency and selectivity for micro-HPLC, a capillary monolithic column containing O-9-[2-(methacryloyloxy)-ethylcarbamoyl]-10,11-dihydroquinidine ... [more ▼]

In order to obtain satisfactory column permeability, efficiency and selectivity for micro-HPLC, a capillary monolithic column containing O-9-[2-(methacryloyloxy)-ethylcarbamoyl]-10,11-dihydroquinidine (MQD) as chiral selector was re-optimized. The monolithic column was used to successfully enantioresolve a wide range of N-derivatized amino acids including alanine, leucine, methionine, threonine, phenylalanine, valine, serine, isoleucine, tryptophan, and cysteine. The influence of mobile phase parameters, such as the organic solvent type and concentration, the apparent pH, and buffer concentration, on retention and enantioseparation of N-derivatized amino acids has been investigated. 3,5-dinitrobenzoyl-amino acids and 3,5-dichlorobenzoyl-amino acids were resolved into enantiomers with exceptionally high selectivity and resolution. The chemoselectivity of the monolithic column for a multicomponent mixture of N-derivatized amino acids was also investigated. A mixture of three pairs of 3,5-dichlorobenzoyl-amino acids could be fully resolved in 22.5 min. [less ▲]

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See detailPreparation and evaluation of a novel monolithic column containing double octadecyl chains for reverse-phase micro high performance liquid chromatography.
Duan, Qianqian; Liu, Chusheng; Liu, Zhenghua et al

in Journal of chromatography. A (2014), 1345

A novel reverse-phase monolithic stationary phase containing double long alkyl chains was prepared based on the thermally initiated co-polymerization of 3-methylacryloyl-3-oxapropyl-3-(N,N ... [more ▼]

A novel reverse-phase monolithic stationary phase containing double long alkyl chains was prepared based on the thermally initiated co-polymerization of 3-methylacryloyl-3-oxapropyl-3-(N,N-dioctadecylcarbamoyl)-propionate (AOD) and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EDMA) in the presence of 2-methyl-1-propanol and 1,4-butanediol as the selected porogens. The polymerization was carefully optimized and good permeability, stability and column efficiency were observed for the final monolithic columns. The column also showed good long term stability and reproducibility. The methylene selectivity demonstrates typical reversed phase characteristics. The optimized poly (AOD-co-EDMA) monolith exhibited good selectivity for a range of non-polar test analytes such as PAHs, tocopherols and alkylphenones. A good separation of intact proteins was also observed. [less ▲]

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See detailA facile and efficient strategy to enhance hydrophilicity of zwitterionic sulfoalkylbetaine type monoliths.
Yuan, Guangxin; Peng, Yongbo; Liu, Zhenghua et al

in Journal of chromatography. A (2013), 1301

In order to prepare zwitterionic HILIC monolithic columns with high polarity, the highly hydrophilic monomer N,N-dimethyl-N-acryloyloxyethyl-N-(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium betaine (SPDA) and crosslinker N,N ... [more ▼]

In order to prepare zwitterionic HILIC monolithic columns with high polarity, the highly hydrophilic monomer N,N-dimethyl-N-acryloyloxyethyl-N-(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium betaine (SPDA) and crosslinker N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide (MBA) were employed for developing a novel sulfoalkylbetaine type stationary phase. The polymerization parameters were systematically optimized in order to obtain a satisfactory performance for column permeability, mechanical stability, hydrophilicity, efficiency and selectivity. Compared to the previously reported poly(N,N-dimethyl-N-methacryloxyethyl-N-(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium betaine-co-ethylene dimethacrylate) (poly(SPE-co-EDMA)) monolith and the poly(SPDA-co-EDMA) monolith that we developed, a significantly enhanced hydrophilicity was obtained on the poly(SPDA-co-MBA) monolithic column, illustrated by the lowered critical composition of the mobile phase corresponding to the transition from the HILIC to the RP mode. Excellent permeability, reproducibility and stability were achieved on this optimized poly(SPDA-co-MBA) monolith. A column efficiency of 70,000plates/m was obtained for the analysis of bases at a linear velocity of 1.95mm/s. As expected, by studying the influence of mobile phase pH and salt concentration on their retention, a weak electrostatic repulsion interaction for negatively charged analytes was also observed at low organic solvent content on the poly(SPDA-co-MBA) monolithic column. The final optimized poly(SPDA-co-MBA) monolith exhibited good selectivity for a series of polar compounds, such as phenols, bases, benzoic acid derivatives, small peptides, urea and allantoin. [less ▲]

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See detailAPPLICATION OF AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN SPACE OPTIMIZATION STRATEGY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LC METHODS TO COMBAT POTENTIALLY COUNTERFEIT NONSTEROIDAL ANTIINFLAMMATORY DRUGS
Mbinze Kindenge, Jérémie ULg; Lebrun, Pierre ULg; Debrus, Benjamin ULg et al

in Journal of Chromatography. A (2012), 1263

In the context of the battle against counterfeit medicines, an innovative methodology has been used to develop rapid and specific high performance liquid chromatographic methods to detect and determine 18 ... [more ▼]

In the context of the battle against counterfeit medicines, an innovative methodology has been used to develop rapid and specific high performance liquid chromatographic methods to detect and determine 18 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, 5 pharmaceutical conservatives, paracetamol, chlorzoxazone, caffeine and salicylic acid. These molecules are commonly encountered alone or in combination on the market. Regrettably, a significant proportion of these consumed medicines are counterfeit or substandard, with a strong negative impact in countries of Central Africa. In this context, an innovative design space optimization strategy was successfully applied to the development of LC screening methods allowing the detection of substandard or counterfeit medicines. Using the results of a unique experimental design, the design spaces of 5 potentially relevant HPLC methods have been developed, and transferred to an ultra high performance liquid chromatographic system to evaluate the robustness of the predicted DS while providing rapid methods of analysis. Moreover, one of the methods has been fully validated using the accuracy profile as decision tool, and was then used for the quantitative determination of three active ingredients and one impurity in a common and widely used pharmaceutical formulation. The method was applied to 5 pharmaceuticals sold in the Democratic Republic of Congo. None of these pharmaceuticals was found compliant to the European Medicines Agency specifications [less ▲]

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See detailInnovative green supercritical fluid chromatography development for the determination of polar compounds
Dispas, Amandine ULg; Lebrun, Pierre ULg; Sassiat, Patrick et al

in Journal of Chromatography. A (2012), 1256

In the context of green analytical chemistry, a supercritical fluid chromatography method was developed. In order to prove the potential of this technology, a worst case was selected, i.e. the separation ... [more ▼]

In the context of green analytical chemistry, a supercritical fluid chromatography method was developed. In order to prove the potential of this technology, a worst case was selected, i.e. the separation of very polar compounds. For that purpose, an innovative methodology based on design of experiments (DoE) and design space (DS) was previously developed and successfully tested on liquid chromatography. For the first time, this methodology was applied to a supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) separation. First, a screening design was used to select the stationary phase and the nature of the mobile phase based on a maximization of the number of peaks eluted and a minimization of the number of co-eluted peaks. Then, a central composite design with orthogonal blocks defined a set of experiments used to model the retention times of each peak at the beginning, the apex, and the end. The gradient slope, the isocratic plateau before the gradient, the temperature, and the concentration of trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) in the mobile phase were the potentially influential factors. The critical quality attributes (CQAs), i.e. the separation (S) between peaks of the most critical pair, and the analysis time were the responses considered to assess the quality of the separation. The DS was computed as the multidimensional subspace where the probability for the separation and analysis time criteria to be within acceptance limits was higher than a defined quality level. The DS was computed propagating the prediction error from the modeled responses to the quality criterion using Monte Carlo simulations. The optimal condition was predicted at a gradient slope of 3.8% min−1 to linearly modify the modifier proportion between 5 and 40%, an isocratic time of 3 minutes, a concentration of TFA of 25 mM, and a temperature of 60.5 °C. This optimal condition was experimentally tested to confirm the prediction. Furthermore, chromatographic conditions included in the DS and on the limits of the DS were experimentally tested to assess the robustness of the developed SFC method. [less ▲]

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