A rapid, simple and precise micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatrography (MEKC) with diode array detector had been developed to the determination of insulin in oil formulation. As the micelle-forming ampholytic surfactant, Labrasol was chosen for the separation and analysis of the hydrophobic insulin in oil formulation in this experiment. A buffer containing 10 mmol/ml Tris-HCl plus 10% acetonitrile (ACN) at pH 8.2 was used for running buffer. Samples and tested samples were successfully separated during 8 min with a good linear range(r>0.99) and a concentration detection limit of 0.01 mg/ml. Furthermore, quantitative determinations of insulin in oil formulation had been described and assessed after handled with different pre-treatment conditions to reveal the effect of pH, temperature and tryptic digestion.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 01/2002; 27(1-2):73-80. DOI:10.1016/S0731-7085(01)00511-8 · 2.83 Impact Factor