Separation and detection of the isomeric equine conjugated estrogens, equilin sulfate and delta8,9-dehydroestrone sulfate, by liquid chromatography--electrospray-mass spectrometry using carbon-coated zirconia and porous graphitic carbon stationary phases.

@article{Reepmeyer2005SeparationAD,
  title={Separation and detection of the isomeric equine conjugated estrogens, equilin sulfate and delta8,9-dehydroestrone sulfate, by liquid chromatography--electrospray-mass spectrometry using carbon-coated zirconia and porous graphitic carbon stationary phases.},
  author={John C. Reepmeyer and James Brower and Hongping Ye},
  journal={Journal of chromatography. A},
  year={2005},
  volume={1083 1-2},
  pages={42-51}
}
Equilin-3-sulfate and delta8,9-dehydroestrone-3-sulfate are two isomers found in equine conjugated estrogens that differ in structure only by the position of a double bond in the steroid B-ring. These geometric isomers were not resolved on a C18 column during the analysis of conjugated estrogen drug products by LC-MS using acetonitrile-ammonium acetate buffer as the mobile phase. While no separations of these two isomers were observed on C18 or other alkyl-bonded silica based phases using a… CONTINUE READING