In the present analytical approach, beta-alanine (ALA) and tris-(hydroxyl methyl) aminomethane (TRIS) were investigated as peak modifiers due to their water solubility and their possible peak modifying a property. These reagents were tested for their efficacy on the elution of aceclofenac (ACF) and haloperidol hydrochloride (HLC) from C18 column (250 mm × 4.6 mm, 5 μ) equipped with a photodiode array detector. The test reagents were investigated at 0.25 ± 0.05% concentration with a varying % aqueous composition on elution efficacy of HLC and ACF. The added ALA/TRIS in the mobile phase significantly (P < 0.05) improvised the symmetrical elution of HLC with 3-fold theoretical plates increase (P < 0.05) and 10-fold reduced capacity factor as compared to the control run. For ACF, the shoulder effect observed for ACF peak was eliminated. The optimized mobile phase was a combination of acetonitrile and water containing 0.25% beta-alanine/TRIS (pH 3.5 with ortho-phosphoric acid) at the ratio of 70:30 and 60:40% v/v, respectively, for ACF and HLC. The method was validated as per ICHQ2 guidelines. The column performance was tested for reproducibility in non-peak modifier applications and revealed a null effect on the column, thus these agents are relatively less toxic to HPLC columns.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry