[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In this work, a simple and fast capillary electrophoresis method using indirect UV detection (230 nm) for the quantitative determination of sulfate in the indinavir sulfate raw material was described. A running electrolyte consisting of 10 mmol L-1 ammonium molybdate containing 0.15 mmol L-1 cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (pH 7.5) was used. Samples were injected hydrodynamically by applying 5000 Pa pressure during 3 s. The response was linear from 10.1 µg mL-1 to 79.8 mg µL-1. Limits of detection and quantification were 0.34 and 1.13 mg µL-1, respectively. The intra-day precision expressed as relative standard deviation was 2.8% for 10 independent sample preparations. Recoveries varying from 96.9 to 102.4% at three concentration levels were obtained. The methodology was successfully applied for real samples. The concentration of sulfate in indinavir sulfate raw material varied from 13.3 to 13.5% (m/m calculated as anhydrous base).
Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society 03/2006; 17(2). DOI:10.1590/S0103-50532006000200006 · 1.25 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Since its inception in the 80's, capillary electrophoresis has matured into a well-established separation technique, actually encompassing a family of electrodriven techniques with distinct separation mechanisms and selectivity, performed in a single capillary column. In this work, the versatility of capillary electrophoresis in handling materials from a diversity of chemical classes and complex sample matrices is illustrated by representative applications in the clinical, forensic, cosmetological, environmental, nutritional and pharmaceutical areas, grouping together our own research interests and results.
Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society 03/2003; DOI:10.1590/S0103-50532003000200016 · 1.25 Impact Factor