G. K. Fong, R. Johnson, B. Kho
Jul 1, 1983
Journal - Association of Official Analytical Chemists
The technique of nonaqueous reverse phase chromatography has been successfully applied to the separation of lipophilic vitamins D2 and D3. Separation is achieved with a Zorbax-ODS column and a mobile phase of 10% methanol in acetonitrile. A predetermined amount of vitamin D3 internal standard is added to a portion of a powered tablet sample, which is then extracted and partitioned with a mixture of dimethyl sulfoxide, water, methanol, and hexane. A portion of the hexane extract is concentrated, and purified by passing it through a disposable silica cartridge to remove interfering materials. The method should also be applicable to formulations containing vitamin D3 where vitamin D2 can then be used as the internal standard. A system suitability test is included in the method.