A fast, selective, and reproducible high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed and validated for the analyses of third-generation cephalosporin antibiotics, namely, ceftriaxone, cefixime, and cefdinir in human plasma. The analysis was carried out on a 150 mm Ã- 4.6 mm, 5.0-Âµm C18 column. The mobile phase used was 80:20 (v/v) 50 mmM phosphate buffer (pH 5.0)–methanol at a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min with 230-nm UV detection.
Due to economic crisis all over the world it is a time of cost-friendly analyses. Superficially porous and monolithic columns are the tools to serve this purpose. These columns are new generation and can be used for ultrafast separations. This article describes the state-of-the-art for these stationary phases for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The emphasis has been placed on their preparation, properties, applications, comparison, and future perspectives. It has been observed that superficially porous columns may be the choice of future for ultrafast separations.