The Investigation of Primary and Secondary Modifiers in the Extraction and Separation of Neutral and Ionic Pharmaceutical Compounds with Pure and Modified Carbon Dioxide
The extraction of highly polar, multifunctional analytes may not be completely successful with modified carbon dioxide, therefore, a secondary modifier (i.e. additive) may be added directly to the extraction fluid in hopes of improving the recoveries. In the second phase of this research, the effect of secondary modifiers in the subcritical fluid extraction of lovastatin from inhouse prepared tablet powder mixtures and MEVACOR® tablets was investigated. The effect of inline methanolmodifier percentage, additive type (acidic, basic, neutral) to the inline methanol, and additive concentration on the extraction efficiency were examined. The extraction recoveries of lovastatin from MEVACOR® tablets were shown to be highly dependent on methanol concentration and additive type. Isopropylamine was shown to be the most successful additive investigated. An optimized and reproducible extraction method was developed.
The extraction of ionic compounds with carbon dioxide may be difficult due to the high polarity of the compounds. In the third phase of this research, the addition of ionpairing additives to the matrix in hopes of forming an ionpair complex of reduced analyte polarity was investigated. Therefore, a screening study consisting of a fractionalfactorial design was performed in order to identify the factors which contribute most to the recovery of an anionic species, triphenylphosphinetrisulfonate (TPPTS), from a spikedsand surface employing supercritical fluid extraction with carbon dioxide. The experimental parameters investigated were: type of ionpairing additive (i.e. tetralkylammonium hydrogen sulfates) and its concentration, carbon dioxide density, extraction temperature, static extraction time, CO2 mass used, liquid CO2 flow rate, and the volume of methanol spiked into the matrix prior to extraction. Of the eight factors investigated, four factors were identified as significantly affecting the recovery of the anionic species. They were: 1) ionpairing reagent added to the spiked sand surface and its concentration; 2) static extraction time; and 3) volume of methanol present in the extraction vessel. The experimental parameters and settings identified as influential by the statistical approach were later shown in concert to yield 100% recovery of TPPTS from the spikedsand.
In the fourth phase, the extraction of a cationic species, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, from spikedsand and Suphedrine tablets, with pure and methanolmodified CO2 was examined. Once the extraction was shown to feasible, several strategies were compared in terms of their effectiveness in enhancing the analytes extractability. The first strategy involved the addition of ionpairing additives. Several sodium salts of alkylsulfonic acids varying in lipophilicity and concentration were investigated. The addition of 1heptanesulfonic acid, sodium salt, in methanol, in a 5:1 mole ratio of reagent to analyte was shown to be the most useful in recovering the drug from the spikedsand. The second strategy considered the influence of acids and bases and other modifier compositions such as a methanol/water mixture with or without 1heptanesulfonic acid, sodium salt, on the pseudoephedrine recovery. The recoveries obtained from the drug spikedsand were shown to comparable in the presence of a methanol/water solution, a tetrabutylammonium hydroxide in methanol solution, and a methanol solution with 1heptanesulfonic acid, sodium salt. Next the extraction of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride from Suphedrine tablets was performed with pure and modified CO2. Similar to the sandspike studies, the effect of the addition of the ionpairing reagent and other incell modifiers were examined. Once again, the recoveries obtained when the matrix was in the presence of a methanol/water mixture and a methanol solution containing 1heptanesulfonic acid, sodium salt were similar. Finally, the identity of the extracted analyte was determined via IR analyses, and it was shown that pseudoephedrine hydrochloride was indeed extractable from the tablets with inline modified CO2 in the absence of any incell modifier.
In the last phase of this research, a supercritical fluid chromatographic separation with evaporative light scattering detection was developed for the separation of five phospholipids varying in polarity and ionic characteristics. Several parameters were investigated and shown to be influential in the separation. They were: 1) stationary phase composition, 2) addition of an acidic additive and its concentration, 3) mobile phase ramp rate, and 4) column outlet pressure.
Advisor:Gregory C. Slack; Harold M. McNair; Gary L. Long; James O. Glanville; Neal Castagnoli, Jr.; Larry T. Taylor
School Location:USA - Virginia
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:04/21/1998