Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis vol:12 issue:9 pages:1137-1140
An impurity of unknown identity was isolated from commercial cefradine by liquid chromatography on poly (styrene-divinylbenzene) with HOAc (0.01 M)-CH3CN (94:6, v/v) as the mobile phase. The structure was elucidated as 4',5'-dihydrocefradine using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS). The structure was confirmed by comparison with the chromatographic retention characteristics and photodiode-array detected ultraviolet spectrum of the synthetic compound and with its infrared, NMR and MS spectra. The presence of 4',5'-dihydrocefradine in cefradine has not been described previously.