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 AJAC  Vol.2 No.4 , August 2011
Trace Determination of Tamoxifen in Biological Fluids Using Hollow Fiber Liquid-Phase Microextraction Followed by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Ultraviolet Detection
Abstract: The applicability of hollow fiber liquid-phase microextraction (HF-LPME) combined with high-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV) was evaluated for the extraction and determination of tamoxifen (TAM) in biological fluids including human urine and plasma. The drug was extracted from a 15 mL aqueous sample (source phase; SP) into an organic phase impregnated in the pores of the hollow fiber (membrane phase; MP) followed by the back-extraction into a second aqueous solution (receiving phase; RP) located in the lumen of the hollow fiber. The effects of several factors such as the nature of organic solvent, compositions of SP and RP solutions, extraction time, ionic strength and stirring rate on the extraction efficiency were examined and optimized. An enrichment factor of 360 along with substantial sample clean up was obtained under the optimized conditions. The calibration curve showed linearity in the range of 1 - 500 ng?mL–1 and the limit of detection was found to be 0.5 ng?mL–1 in aqueous medium. A reasonable relative recovery (≥89%) and satisfactory intra-assay (3.7% - 4.2%, n = 3) and inter-assay (7.5% - 7.8%, n = 3) precision illustrated good performance of the analytical procedure in spiked human urine and plasma samples.
Cite this paper: nullA. Kashtiaray, H. Farahani, S. Farhadi, B. Rochat and H. Sobhi, "Trace Determination of Tamoxifen in Biological Fluids Using Hollow Fiber Liquid-Phase Microextraction Followed by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Ultraviolet Detection," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 429-436. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2011.24052.
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