Jeff S. Rohrer | Authors


Glycoprotein Monosaccharide Analysis Using HPAE-PAD with Eluent Generation

Glycoprotein monosaccharide compositional analysis is important for the development and manufacture of glycoprotein human therapeutics. Here we report a robust method for this analysis. This chromatographic method requires no mobile phase preparation thus saving time and delivering excellent retention time reproducibility that results in good method reproducibility.

Assaying the Concentration of Cefepime by HPLC with UV Detection

Development of cephalosporin antibiotics has led to compounds with a broad spectrum of activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria with low toxicity profiles. Cefepime, a fourth-generation cephalosporin, is a commonly prescribed broad spectrum antibiotic with improved activity against Gram-negative bacteria compared to other commercially available cephalosporins (1). Despite extensive research on this class of drugs, quantitative analysis and purity assays remain problematic (2).

Determination of Cefepime and Related Compounds Using HPLC with UV Detection

Cephalosporins contain a four-member β-lactam ring that is inherently strained and prone to hydrolysis and photolysis, limiting stability and leading to degradation products that may be toxic (1). In addition, synthetic byproducts are generated and persist during production of these antibiotics including cefepime. Analysis of cefepime purity is particularly challenging due to the presence of such isomeric synthetic impurities. The Acclaim® 120 C18, 3 μm can be used to meet and exceed the criteria set by the USP for determining related substances and assaying the purity of cefepime.

Determination of Urea and Allantoin in Cosmetics

Urea and allantoin are added to cosmetic products for skin protection and regeneration, especially for the treatment of dry skin, and analyzed for QC purposes. As polar compounds, they are not ideal for reversed-phase HPLC separations. Neutral hydrophilic compounds like urea and allantoin are best analyzed by hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC). Traditional HILIC columns use silica modified with a hydrophilic group such as diol or cyano. Analytes are adsorbed and subsequently eluted with mobile phases containing high percentages of organic solvent (>75%).