Determination of TJ0711 hydrochloride in rat plasma by high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection and its application to pharmacokinetics.
ABSTRACT In the present study, a simple and sensitive high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FD) method was developed to determine TJ0711 hydrochloride, a novel alpha- and beta-receptor blocker. TJ0711 hydrochloride and verapamil hydrochloride (the internal standard) were separated on Knauer Eurospher C(18) (250 mm x 4.0 mm i.d., 5 microm) column at 50 degrees C. The mobile phase was methanol:perchloric acid (12 nM, aq) (56:44, v:v), with a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min. The wavelengths of FD were set at 246 nm for excitation and 300 nm for emission. For plasma samples of rats, the analytes were extracted with acetic ether from alkalinized plasma, and then back-extracted into 10 mM dilute sulfuric acid. The linearity was over a concentration range of 20-10,000 ng/mL. The intra- and inter-day precisions referred by relative standard deviation were less than 2.0% and 4.3%, respectively. The mean analytical recoveries of TJ0711 hydrochloride at different concentrations (50, 1000 and 8000 ng/mL) ranged from 88.3% to 92.9%. The lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) was 20 ng/mL. Finally, this method was successfully applied to the estimation of pharmacokinetic parameters of TJ0711 hydrochloride after intravenous doses of 4, 8 and 16 mg/kg in rats.