Journal des techniques de chromatographie et de séparation

Journal des techniques de chromatographie et de séparation
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ISSN: 2157-7064


Separation and Quantification of Octahydro-1h-Indole-2-Carboxilic Acid and Its Three Isomers by HPLC using Refractive Index Detector

Shaik Jafer Vali, Saladi Santhi Kumar, Shakil S Sait and Lovleen Kumar Garg

Octahydro-1H-indole-2-carboxylic acid is a key starting material for the synthesis of Perindopril and Trandolapril. A rapid, economical, simple, sensitive and reliable stability-indicating reverse phase HPLC method developed and validated for the quantitative determination of all isomers related to Octahydro-1H-indole-2-carboxylic acid and its related substances. The compound is non chromophoric, it has three chiral centers and there is a possibility of four pairs of enantiomers. Refractive index detector was used for the quantification of all its isomers. Optimized mobile phase is 10 mM potassium phosphate buffer with pH-3.0. The C18 column (Inertsil ODS-4, 250 mm×4.6 mm×5 μm) is used as the stationary phase with a mobile phase flow rate of 1.5 mLmin–1 and column temperature maintained at 35°C. The developed method was validated as per ICH guidelines for Accuracy, linearity, range, precision, ruggedness, robustness, solution stability, limit of quantification, and limit of detection. A linear range from LOQ to 150% performed for the analyte and its three isomers. The correlation coefficient obtained for all the isomers was more than 0.999. The recoveries obtained for all isomers were found in between 93.9% and 107.9%. The detection limit for all the isomers were about 0.006 mg/mL and the quantification limits were in between 0.022 mg/mL to 0.024 mg/mL respectively. The proposed method can be successfully applied for the quantification of the three isomers in Octahydro-1H-indole-2-carboxylic acid and provides a simple and cost effective quality control tool for routine analysis.