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In the pharmaceutical field, the contents of any impurities in the drug substance or that in the drug product exceed 0.03 - 0.05% of the daily dosage (as the drug substance) need to be reported at the time of the application for a drug containing a new activ e ingredient. In the environmental field, the demand for the high-sensitivity analysis of trace residual substances is also on the increase.
The detector perform ance is an important factor to meet the requirement for this type of analysis. "Chromaster" 5430DAD, a li quid chromatography of Hitachi High-Technologies, realizes the low noise and low drift levels equivalent to those of UV detectors and allows high-sensitivity analyses.
A simultaneous analysis of components contained at high and trace concentration levels by using parabens as the model samples is introduced here. Propylparaben (600 mg/L) and ethylparaben (0.03 mg/L) were analyzed at the same time. The concentration ratio of the two components was (10,000 : 0.5) and thus, the analysis model shown here is for the detection of a trace compone nt contained at 0.005% of the concentration of the main component.
|Column||HITACHI LaChrom C18(5µm) (4.6 mm I.D. x 150 mm)|
|Elluent||Water/Acetonitrile = 65/35 (v/v)|
|Flow rate||1.0 mL/min|
|Detection wavelength||DAD 254 nm, UV 254 nm|
|Injection vol.||10 µL|
(As the analysis was performed by serially connecting the detectors in order of DAD-UV, the peak obtained by the UV detector is slightly low and broad.)
These data are an example of measurement; the individual values cannot be guaranteed.
The system is for research use only, and is not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use.