Journal of Chromatography A vol:932 issue:1-2 pages:145-52
This study details the development and validation of an optimized method with micellar electrokinetic chromatography for the analysis of clindamycin. The method uses a mixed micellar phase containing anionic sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) and non ionic Brij 35 on an untreated fused-silica capillary. The influences of buffer concentration, pH, SDS, Brij 35 and organic modifier were investigated. Special attention was given to the role of the non ionic Brij 35 in the mixed micellar system. Optimization with a central composite design resulted in optimal separation conditions: background electrolyte containing 25 mM sodium tetraborate pH 7.75, 90 mM SDS, 14 mM Brij 35 and 21% acetonitrile. The applied voltage was 15 kV and the capillary temperature 15 degrees C. The method was robust and gave good linearity and repeatability. The limits of detection and quantitation were 0.05 and 0.15%, respectively, relative to a 2.5 mg/ml clindamycin solution. Two commercial bulk products were analysed with this system.