Analysis of steroids by capillary supercritical fluid chromatography with phosphorus-selective detection.

Steroids were derivatized with dimethylthiophosphinic chloride to produce steroidal thiophosphinic esters. A catalyst, 4-dimethylaminopyridine, was used to promote quantitative and reproducible thiophosphinic ester formation at low reaction temperatures. The derivatives were analyzed by capillary supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) with phosphorus… (More)