Submit Manuscript  

Article Details


Calcium / copper alginate framework doped with CuO nano-particles as a novel adsorbent for micro-extraction of benzodiazepines from human serum

Author(s):

Nadereh Rahbar*, Fatemeh Ahmadi, Zahra Ramezani and Masoumeh Nourani  

Abstract:


Background: Sample preparation is one of the most challenging phases in pharmaceutical analysis, especially in biological matrices, affecting the whole analytical methodology.

Objective: In this study, a new Ca(II)/Cu(II)/alginate/CuO nanoparticles hydrogel fiber (CCACHF) was synthesized through a simple, green procedure and applied for fiber micro solid phase extraction (FMSPE) of diazepam (DIZ) and oxazepam (OXZ) as model drugs prior to high-performance liquid chromatography-UV detection (HPLC-UV).

Methods: Composition and morphology of the prepared fiber were characterized and the effect of main parameters on the fiber fabrication and extraction efficiency have been studied and optimized.

Results: In optimal conditions, calibration curves were linear ranging between 0.1–500 µg L−1 with regression coefficients of 0.9938 and 0.9968. Limit of detection (LOD) (S/N=3) and limit of quantification (LOQ) (S/N=10) of the technique for DIZ and OXZ were 0.03 to 0.1 µg L−1. Within-day and between-day relative standard deviations (RSDs) for DIZ and OXZ were 6.0–12.5% and 3.3–9.4%, respectively.

Conclusion: The fabricated adsorbent has been substantially employed to extraction of selected benzo-diazepines (BZDs) from human serum real specimens and the obtained recoveries were also satisfactory (82.1-109.7%).

Keywords:

Benzodiazepines, Sodium alginate, Hydrogel, CuO nano-particles, micro solid phase extraction.

Affiliation:

Nanotechnology Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Marine Pharmaceutical Science Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz



Full Text Inquiry