Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
A GC-MS procedure has been developed for the quantitation in plasma and urine of rimantadine, an antiviral drug effective against type A influenza. The assay utilizes selective ion monitoring, methane negative ion chemical ionization (NCI) and stable isotope dilution. Sensitivity to NCI is effected by derivation of rimantadine with pentafluorobenzoyl chloride. The method has been used to quantitate plasma concentrations of rimantadine over a range from 4.2 ng/ml to 416 ng/ml, and urinary concentrations of rimantadine over a range of 21 ng/ml to 2077 ng/ml.
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