Simultaneous determination of bromvalerylurea and allylisopropylacetylurea in human blood and urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

Keiko Kudo, Akiko Kiyoshima, Yukio Ohtsuka, Noriaki Ikeda

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Abstract

We devised a sensitive and simple method to simultaneously determine bromvalerylurea and allylisopropylacetylurea in human blood and urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Bromvalerylurea and allylisopropylacetylurea were extracted using an Extrelut® column with an internal standard, 2-bromohexanoylurea, followed by derivatization with heptafluorobutyric anhydride. The derivatized extract was submitted to GC-MS analysis of EI-SIM mode. The calibration curves of both compounds were linear in the concentration range from 0.01 to 10 μg/ml in both blood and urine samples. The lower limits of detection of bromvalerylurea and allylisopropylacetylurea were 0.005 and 0.005 μg/ml, respectively. This method proved most useful in accurately identifying these drugs in blood and urine from an autopsied individual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Volume791
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 5 2003

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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