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Volume 27, Number 5, June 1999
Humic substances
Page(s) 447 - 452
Section Original articles
Analusis 27, 447-452 (1999)
DOI: 10.1051/analusis:1999123

Purification of 2-methoxyethyl 1-methylethyl 2, 6-dimethyl-4-(3-nitrophenyl)pyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate by preparative high-performance liquid chromatography

I. Medina

Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad de Oviedo, 33071 Oviedo, Spain

The 2-methoxyethyl 1-methylethyl 2,6-dimethyl-4-(3-nitrophenyl)pyridine-3, 5-dicarboxylate was obtained in a 99.8% pure form from raw material by preparative-scale high performance liquid chromatography. This compound is an impurity in the industrial process of nimodipine. The chromatographic conditions were optimized to achieve any efficient purification in the shortest time. A reversed-phase preparative-scale HPLC column was used. This work demonstrates how gram quantities of pure material can be conveniently obtained using preparative HPLC, even when the components in a mixture are difficult to resolve.

Key words: Calcium antagonist / nimodipine / column liquid chromatography / preparative scale separation.

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