High-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection for the simultaneous determination of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, methamphetamine and their metabolites in human hair using DIB-Cl as a label.Biomed Chromatogr. 2004 Apr; 18(3):202-4.BC
This paper describes a highly sensitive HPLC method for the simultaneous determination of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), amphetamine (AP) and methamphetamine (MP) in human hair samples. The amphetamines investigated were derivatized with the fluorescent reagent, DIB-Cl to yield highly fluorescent DIB-derivatives, which were then analyzed by HPLC with fluorescence detection at excitation and emission wavelengths of 325 nm and 430 nm, respectively. The separation was achieved on an ODS column with an isocratic mobile phase composed of acetonitrile-methanol-water (30:40:30, v/v/v). The limits of detection for the four compounds obtained by the proposed method ranged from 11 to 200 pg/mg. The method was successfully applied to the determination of MDMA and MDA in hair samples obtained from MDMA abuser.