Gas chromatographic separations of n-butyl ester-trimethylsilyl ether derivatives of several common bile acids were compared with those of the corresponding methyl ester-trimethylsilyl ether derivatives on a CP-Sil-5 CB capillary column. Both types of derivatives were similarly resolved from each other. However, the n-butyl ester-trimethylsilyl ether derivatives of the bile acids showed longer retention times than the corresponding methyl ester-trimethylsilyl ethers and unlike the methyl ester-trimethylsilyl ether derivatives, were completely resolved from and eluted later than the trimethylsilyl ethers of common plasma sterols including sitosterol. A simplified method of plasma work-up for quantitation of bile acids and application of the above method in quantification of plasma bile acids in humans is described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications|
|State||Published - Mar 20 1998|
- Bile acid
- n-Butyl ester-trimethylsilyl ether
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