Application of curve resolution algorithms in the study of drug photodegradation kinetics -- the example of moclobemide.
The photodegradation of moclobemide was studied in methanolic media. Ultra-HPLC (UHPLC)/MS/MS analysis proved decomposition to 4-chlorobenzamide as a major degradation product and small amounts of Ro 16-3177 (4-chloro-N-[2-[(2-hydroxyethyl)amino] ethyl]benzamide) and 2-[(4-chlorobenzylidene)amino]-N-[2-ethoxyethenyl]ethenamine. The methanolic solution was investigated spectrophotometrically in the UV region, registering the spectra during 30 min of degradation. Using reference spectra and a multivariate chemometric method (multivariate curve resolution-alternating least squares), the spectra were resolved and concentration profiles were obtained. The obtained results were in good agreement with a quantitative approach, with UHPLC-diode array detection as the reference method.
SourceJournal of AOAC International 95:3 pg 708-12
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Pub Type(s)Journal Article