High-throughput HPLC assay of acyclovir and its major impurity guanine using a monolithic column and a flow gradient approach.

Acyclovir and its major impurity guanine are determined rapidly by the incorporation of a monolithic column (100 mm x 4.6 mm i.d., Merck) to an automated HPLC system. A simple flow gradient protocol was adopted in order to accelerate the separation-detection cycle. Using 0.2% CH(3)COOH (pH 3.1) as the mobile phase and detection at 254 nm, guanine was… (More)