Optimization and Characterization of the Chiral Separation of Citalopram and its Demethylated Metabolites by Response Surface Methodology
2001 (English)In: Chromatographia, ISSN 0009-5893, Vol. 53, no 5/6, 266-272 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Response-surface modelling and sequential optimization have been used for optimization and characterization of the separation of the enantiomers of citalopram, desmethylcitalopram, and didesmethylcitalopram on an acetylated ▀-cyclodextrin column. In the model chosen the separation conditions mobile phase methanol content, buffer concentration, column temperature, and pH were varied to investigate their influence on the chromatography. It was found that what is good for selectivity within an enantiomer pair is bad for selectivity between enantiomer pairs. Because within-pair and between-pair selectivity does not reach its optimum at the same conditions, a middle course approach has to be followed. Use of an experimental design for this investigation enabled understanding of the mechanisms of within- and between-pair separation for citalopram, desmethylcitalopram, and didesmethylcitalopram. Sequential optimization can be a quicker means of optimizing a chromatographic separation, response-surface modelling, in addition to enabling optimization of the chromatographic process, also serves as a tool for learning more about the separation mechanism.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 53, no 5/6, 266-272 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13690OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13690DiVA: diva2:21165