A method for simultaneously quantifying thioridazine, northioridazine, thioridazine-2-sulfoxide, thioridazine-2-sulfone and thioridazine-5-oxide in serum and plasma is described. Following solvent extraction these compounds were separated by high-performance liquid chromatography on radially compressed silica gel and detected by UV absorbance at 254 nm. Chromatography time is less than 7 min. The relative retention of these compounds as a function of the methanol and methylamine content of the mobile phase is discussed. Practical limits of detection, based upon an assayed plasma or serum volume of 1 ml, were 20 ng/ml for thioridazine-5-oxide and 10 ng/ml for the other compounds. The coefficient of variation for all compounds was less than 13%. The method is compared with more conventional high-performance liquid chromatographic and gas chromatographic methodology.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications|
|State||Published - Sep 10 1982|
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