期刊名：Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
A phenyl-based polymer monolithic column was prepared via free radical polymerization in a stainless steel column with the size of 4.6 mm i.d. × 50 mm, using ethylene glycol phenyl ether acrylate as the monomer. The resulting monolithic column shows high porosity of 73.42% and relative uniform pore structure, as characterized by mercury porosimetry and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The optimized polymer monolith column was used for on-line solid-phase extraction prior to the reversed phase mode HPLC-UV analysis for the determination of dioscin in human plasma, using a COSMOSIL C18 column (4.6 mm × 150 mm, 4.5 μm). Water was used to wash non-retained components from the SPE sorbent, and methanol water (80:20, V/V) was used as the mobile phase for isocratic elution of dioscin. The maximum adsorbed quantity of dioscin to the SPE column is 6.79 mg/g, which is high enough for the quantitative analysis of dioscin in plasma, due to the low content of dioscin in plasma. The method was validated by assessing the linearity, lower limit of quantification, intra- and inter-day precision, accuracy, and repeatability. The developed method was applied for the analysis of dioscin in plasma from a volunteer who had orally administered an aqueous extract of dioscorea nipponica rhizome, showing the method capable of detecting dioscin in the plasma. These results show that the developed method is a rapid method for on-line solid-phase extraction and determination of dioscin from plasma, exhibiting good selectivity with hydrogen bond interaction and hydrophobic interaction, good clean-up ability, cost-saving, and time-saving.
Reference standard of dioscin (RP180412, 98.0%) is purchased from Chengdu RefMedic Biotech Co., Ltd. (Chengdu, China)