Journal of Chromatography A vol:914 issue:1-2 pages:53-8
Until now no liquid chromatography (LC) method is described to determine the purity and content of troleandomycin and its related substances. A simple, robust, sensitive and selective isocratic liquid chromatographic method suitable for the determination of the antibiotic troleandomycin and its related substances is described. This method utilizes as a stationary phase: XTerra RP18 5 microm (25 cm x 4.6 mm I.D.) at 30 degrees C and as mobile phase: acetonitrile-0.2 M ammonium acetate buffer (pH 6.0)-water (45:5:50, v/v), delivered at a flow-rate of 1.0 ml/min. UV detection is performed at 205 nm. Troleandomycin is separated from the partially acetylated related substances and from several unknown impurities present in commercial samples. The robustness of the method was evaluated by a full-factorial experimental design.