Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Retention behavior of selected alkaloids in Reversed Phase micellar chromatographic systems

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 28, No. 2, Pages 126-130

Anna Petruczynik, Grzegorz Noster, Monika Waksmundzka-Hajnos

Department of Inorganic Chemistry Medical University of Lublin, Chodźki 4a, 20-093 Lublin, Poland

DOI: 10.1515/cipms-2015-0058


In this work, the effects of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) concentrations on retention, separation selectivity, peak shapes and systems efficiency were investigated. Herein, the retention data for 11 alkaloids were determined on an RP18 silica column with mobile phases containing methanol as organic modifier, with acetate buffer at pH 3.5, and, subsequently, with the addition of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). The results of this study indicate that the retention of alkaloids decreases with the increase of SDS concentration in the mobile phase. The increase of SDS concentration, however, leads to the significantly improvement of peak symmetry and the increase of theoretical plate number in all cases.
The best system efficiency for most of the investigated alkaloids was obtained in a mobile phase containing 0.1M SDS, while most symmetrical peaks were obtained through the addition of 0.3M of SDS to the mobile phase.


HPLC, micellar chromatography, SDS, system efficiency.


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