Development and validation of RP-HPLC method: scope of application in the determination of oil solubility of paclitaxel.J Chromatogr Sci. 2014 Jan; 52(1):68-74.JC
A simple, reproducible, feasible and innovative reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic method was developed and validated for the quantitative determination of paclitaxel dissolved in various oils. The method was validated after extraction of the analyte from capryol 90, triacetin and olive oil. The method was conducted on a Hypersil BDS C18 column, 250 × 4.6 mm, 5 µm particle size, with a mobile phase composed of acetonitrile: 10 mM KH2PO4 buffer (pH 3.5) (55:45, v/v) and detection at 227 nm. The linearity, in the range of 5 to 50 µg/mL, presented determination coefficients of 0.9983, 0.9997 and 0.9990 in capryol 90, triacetin and olive oil, respectively, calculated by the least-squares regression method. Intra-day precision values for percentages recovered were 0.68 to 0.80, 0.83 to 1.13 and 0.97 to 1.88, and inter day precision values were 1.52 to 1.92, 1.43 to 1.83 and 1.26 to 2.06 for capryol 90, triacetin and olive oil, respectively. The recovery of paclitaxel from the capryol 90, triacetin and olive oil ranged from 97.94 to 103.55, 96.85 to 103.27 and 97.14 to 103.64%, respectively. This developed and validated method was successfully applied to quantitatively assess paclitaxel dissolved in various oils. The solubility of paclitaxel was found to be higher in triacetin than in other tested oils.