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Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques
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ISSN: 2157-7064

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Direct determination of drugs by on-line column switching chromatography

World Congress on Chromatography

September 21-23, 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sena Caglar Andac

Istanbul University, Turkey

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Chromatogr Sep Tech

Abstract :

Analysis of drugs and metabolites in biological fluids is essential for bioanalysis. An optimal and effective sample preparation method plays the most important role since the depletion of the matrix in biological fluids is the biggest issue for a troublefree analysis. It is impossible to inject the biofluid directly to the chromatographic system with traditional methods due to possible matrix effect and clogging issues. Liquid-liquid extraction (LLE), protein precipitation and solid-phase extraction (SPE) are the most common and offline/manual sample preparation methods to deplete macromolecules (i.e., proteins) present in the biological fluid prior to liquid chromatographic analysis. To speed-up the clean-up process, fully automated on-line techniques that combine sample preparation with separation could be a remarkable alternative. This could be achieved by the hyphenation of SPE with LC via a switching valve resulting online SPE-LC. This method allows direct repetitive injection of biological sample to a single SPE column. Use of Restricted Access Materials (RAM) as SPE-column packing materials enables the depletion of high molecular weight matrix while the small analyte molecules are retaining; this fractionation is mostly based on 2D chromatography combination of size exclusion chromatography with reversed phase chromatography. Coupling SPE column with LC leads to complete automation improving the analytical quality due to enhanced reproducibility, elimination of human errors and the possibility of multiple step elutions for clean-up of complex samples, reducing the cost and analysis time required.

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