1.Development and validation of an HPLC method for the determination of dibenzoylmethane in rat plasma and its application to the pharmacokinetic study.
Shen G1, Hong JL, Kong AN. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2007 Jun 1;852(1-2):56-61. Epub 2007 Jan 10.
A highly sensitive and simple high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) assay has been developed and validated for the quantification of dibenzoylmethane (DBM) in rat plasma. DBM and internal standard (I.S.) 1-(5-chloro-2-hydroxy-4-methylphenyl)-3-phenyl-1,3-propanedione (CHMPP) were extracted from rat plasma by ethyl acetate/methanol (95:5, v/v) and analyzed using reverse-phase gradient elution with a Phenomenex Gemini C18 5-mum column. A gradient of mobile phase (mobile phase A: water/methanol (80:20, v/v) with 0.1% TFA and mobile phase B: acetonitrile with 0.1% TFA) at a flow rate of 0.2 mL/min, and ultraviolet (UV) detection at 335 nm were utilized. The lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) using 50 microL rat plasma was 0.05 microg/mL. The calibration curve was linear over a concentration range of 0.05-20 microg/mL. The mean recoveries were 80.6+/-5.7, 83.4+/-1.6 and 77.1+/-3.4% with quality control (QC) level of 0.05, 1 and 20 microg/mL, respectively.