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High-performance liquid chromatography coupled to ion spray mass spectrometry for the determination of colchicine at ppb levels in human biofluids.
Journal of Chromatography. B, Biomedical Applications
An original method based upon high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to ion spray mass spectrometry (HPLC-ISP-MS) has been developed for the identification and quantification of colchicine (COL) in human blood, plasma or urine. After single-step liquid-liquid extraction by dichloromethane at pH 8.0 using tofisopam (TOF) as an internal standard, solutes are separated on a 5-microns C18 Microbore (Alltech) column (250 x 1.0 mm, I.D.), using acetonitrile-2 mM NH4COOH, pH 3 buffer (75: 25, v/v) as the mobile phase (flow-rate 50 microliters/min). Detection is done by a Perkin-Elmer Sciex API-100 mass analyzer equipped with a ISP interface (nebulizing and curtain gas: N2, quality U; main settings: ISP, +4.0 kV; OR, +50 V; Q0, -10 V; Q1, -13 V; electron multiplier, +2.2 kV); MS data are collected as either total ion current (TIC, m/z 100-500 or 380-405), or selected ion monitoring (SIM) at m/z 400 and 383 for COL and TOF, respectively. COL mass spectrum shows a prominent molecular ion [M + H]+ at m/z 400. Increasing OR potential fails to provide a significant fragmentation. Retention times are 2.70 and 4.53 min for COL and TOF, respectively. The quantification method shows a good linearity (r = 0.998) over a concentration range from 5 to 200 ng/ml. The lower limit of detection in SIM mode is 0.6 ng/ml COL, making the method convenient for both clinical and forensic purposes.
Anti-Anxiety Agents, Benzodiazepines/blood, Benzodiazepines/urine, Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid/methods, Colchicine/blood, Colchicine/urine, Humans, Mass Spectrometry/methods, Reference Standards, Sensitivity and Specificity
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