Simple and Effective HPLC Method Development and its Validation for Ursolic acid in Drug Free plasma: Application to bioanalytical studies

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Pharmacology, Toxicology and Biomedical Reports,2016,2,3,52-55.
Published:August 2016
Type:Original Article

Simple and Effective HPLC Method Development and its Validation for Ursolic acid in Drug Free plasma: Application to bioanalytical studies

Selvadurai Muralidharan1, Jayaraja Kumar2 and Venugopal Vijayan2

1Unit of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, MALAYSIA.

2Unit of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, MALAYSIA.

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Objective: Simple and effective high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method was developed for estimation of ursolic acid in drug free human drug free blank plasma. Material and Methods: The current method was used protein precipitating extraction of ursolic acid from blank plasma. Separation was achieved on reversed-phase C18 column (250×4.6 mm, 5μ) and the detection was monitored by UV detector at 220 nm. The optimized mobile phase was used acetonitrile: 0.5% triethyl amine (pH 4.0), in the ratio of 70:30 % v/v at a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min. This linearity was achieved in this method range of 25.0–150.0 ng/ml with regression coefficient range is 0.99. Results: The present method is suitable in terms of precise, accurate and specific during the study. The simplicity of the method allows for application in laboratories that lack sophisticated analytical instruments such as GC–MS/MS or LC–MS/MS that are costly, time consuming and complicated rather than a simple HPLC–UV method. The present method was successfully applied for bioanalytical studies.