Separation methods for camptothecin and related compounds
Zufía L, Aldaz A, Giráldez J.
Pharmacy Department, University Hospital of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
This paper reviews working procedures for the analytical determination of camptothecin and analogues. We give an overview of aspects such as the chemistry, structure-activity relationships, stability and mechanism of action of these antitumor compounds.
The main body of the review describes separation techniques. Sample treatment and factors influencing high-performance liquid chromatography development are delineated.
Published high-performance liquid chromatographic methods are summarized to demonstrate the variability and versatility of separation techniques and a critical evaluation of separation efficiency, detection sensitivity and specificity of these methods is reported.
CITATION J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl. 2001 Nov 25;764(1-2):141-9