publication . Article . 2006

Liquid separation techniques coupled with mass spectrometry for chiral analysis of pharmaceuticals compounds and their metabolites in biological fluids.

Guillaume L. Erny; Alejandro Cifuentes;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2006
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: Spain
Determination of the chiral composition of drugs is nowadays a key step in order to determine purity, activity, bioavailability, biodegradation, etc, of pharmaceuticals. In this manuscript, works published for the last 5 years on the analysis of chiral drugs by liquid separation techniques coupled with mass spectrometry are reviewed. Namely, chiral analysis of pharmaceuticals including e.g., antiinflammatories, antihypertensives, relaxants, etc, by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry are included. The importance and interest of the analysis of the enantiomers of the active compound and its metabolites in differ...
free text keywords: Biological fluids, LC–MS, CE–MS, Enantiomers, Drugs, Capillary electrophoresis, Hyphenated techniques, Liquid chromatography, Metabolites, Sample preparation, CEC–MS, Analytical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Clinical Biochemistry, Drug Discovery, Pharmaceutical Science, Metabolite, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Biodegradation, Chromatography, Enantiomer, Mass spectrometry, Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry, Bioavailability
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