The widespread diffusion of new psychoactive substances, requires a continuous update and development of new methods able to identify and quantify these new molecules in biological matrices. In this study an analytical method for the determination of two new benzodifuranyl derivatives, 1-(2,3,6,7-tetrahydrofuro[2,3-f][1]benzofuran-4-yl)propan-2-amine and 2-(2,3,6,7-tetrahydrofuro[2,3-f][1]benzofuran-4-yl)ethanamine, in rat plasma was developed. A solid phase extraction using C18 cartridges was carried out obtaining good recoveries with low matrix effect. Quantification was performed by a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method. Separation was carried out on a C18 reverse phase column with water/methanol containing 0.1% of formic acid as mobile phase. These conditions allowed to achieve adequate separation, resolution and signal-to-noise ratio for analytes and internal standard. Calibration curves were linear over the concentration range from 10 to 400 ng/ml with correlation coefficients that exceeded 0.995. Obtained precision, accuracy and recovery showed good reproducibility and selectivity. Finally, the validation method was successfully applied to an in vivo study in order to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile of these new amphetamines.

LC-MS/MS analysis of two new designer drugs (FLY serie) in rat plasma and its application to a pharmacokinetic study / Baralla, E.; Nieddu, M.; Burrai, L.; Varoni, M. V.; Demontis, M. P.; Boatto, G.. - In: LEGAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 1344-6223. - 38:(2019), pp. 58-63. [10.1016/j.legalmed.2019.04.004]

LC-MS/MS analysis of two new designer drugs (FLY serie) in rat plasma and its application to a pharmacokinetic study

Baralla, E.;Nieddu, M.;Burrai, L.;Varoni, M. V.;Demontis, M. P.;Boatto, G.
2019

Abstract

The widespread diffusion of new psychoactive substances, requires a continuous update and development of new methods able to identify and quantify these new molecules in biological matrices. In this study an analytical method for the determination of two new benzodifuranyl derivatives, 1-(2,3,6,7-tetrahydrofuro[2,3-f][1]benzofuran-4-yl)propan-2-amine and 2-(2,3,6,7-tetrahydrofuro[2,3-f][1]benzofuran-4-yl)ethanamine, in rat plasma was developed. A solid phase extraction using C18 cartridges was carried out obtaining good recoveries with low matrix effect. Quantification was performed by a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method. Separation was carried out on a C18 reverse phase column with water/methanol containing 0.1% of formic acid as mobile phase. These conditions allowed to achieve adequate separation, resolution and signal-to-noise ratio for analytes and internal standard. Calibration curves were linear over the concentration range from 10 to 400 ng/ml with correlation coefficients that exceeded 0.995. Obtained precision, accuracy and recovery showed good reproducibility and selectivity. Finally, the validation method was successfully applied to an in vivo study in order to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile of these new amphetamines.
LC-MS/MS analysis of two new designer drugs (FLY serie) in rat plasma and its application to a pharmacokinetic study / Baralla, E.; Nieddu, M.; Burrai, L.; Varoni, M. V.; Demontis, M. P.; Boatto, G.. - In: LEGAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 1344-6223. - 38:(2019), pp. 58-63. [10.1016/j.legalmed.2019.04.004]
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