A sensitive and specific high-performance liquid chromatographic method for determination of the 2-chloroprocaine, local anesthetic of ester type, and its major metabolite 2-chloroaminobenzoic acid, has been developed and validated. A single-step extraction procedure is employed followed by high-performance liquid chromatographic separation using reversed-phase column and analysis using variable length UV detection. Lidocaine was used as internal standard for 2-chloroprocaine measurement and p-aminobenzoic acid was used as internal standard for 2-chloroaminobenzoic acid analysis. The analysis of spiked plasma demonstrated good accuracy and precision of the method with limit of detection 0.1 μg/ml for 2-chloroprocaine and 0.5 μg/ml for 2-chloroaminobenzoic acid. The method has been used for pharmacokinetic studies in laboratory animals.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications|
|State||Published - Jan 26 1996|
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