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Biomed Mass Spectrom. 1982 Aug;9(8):333-5.

Gas chromatographic mass spectrometric determination of 1,2,3-propanetrioltrinitrate (nitroglycerin) in human plasma using the nitrogen-15 labelled compound as internal standard.


A method for the quantitative determinatio of 1,2,3-propanetrioltrinitrate (nitroglycerin) in human plasma by gas chromatography mass spectrometry has been developed. After addition of 1,2,3 and methyl acetate (90 : 10). The extracts are purified by partition between, first, the extraction solvent and a mixture of acetonitrile and water (60 : 40) and, secondly, the resultant aqueous phase and benzene. THe solvent is evaporated to a small volume before injection. The fragment ions at m/z 46 and 47 are monitored for the measurement of the [NO2]+ and [15NO2]+ ions using electron impact ionization. The mean recovery (%) +/- SD in blind plasma samples spiked with amounts in the concentration range 0.35-3.52 nmol 1(-1), was 97.4 +/- 9.0 (n = 58). Within a day, recovery experiments gave rise to coefficients of variation of 9.6, 6.4 and 2.7% at the levels 0.44, 0.88 and 11 nmol 1(-1), respectively. Concentrations in plasma down to about 0.2 nmol 1(-1) (50 pg ml-1) could be estimated. Percent recovery of duplicate determinations in the range 0.5-1.96 nmol 1(-1) +/- SD was 99.4 +/- 6.0 (n = 80).

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