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Volume: 9, Issue: 7, July, 2019
DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2019.90715

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A validated LC-ESI-MS/MS method for the quantification of Selegiline HCl in bulk and pharmaceutical formulation

R. Sangamithra, Krishna Veni Nagappan, Sailaja Mukkamala, Anoop Karthika, S. T. Narenderan, Kowmudi Gullapalli

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Selegiline HCl is an irreversible MAO-B inhibitor used to reduce symptoms in early-stage Parkinson’s disease. It is used as an adjunct to drugs, such as L Dopamine (L-DOPA). The present study is designed to develop and validate a rapid, sensitive, and straightforward separation method with Electrospray ionization and triple quadrupole mass analyzer for the quantification of Selegiline HCl in bulk and pharmaceutical formulation. Zorbax C18 column (50 mm × 4.6 mm i.d, 5 μ particle size) was used for the separation of analyte and internal standard. The samples were eluted using 0.1% Formic acid in water and Methanol (40:60%v/v) which is delivered at 0.5 ml/minute flow rate, with a chromatographic runtime of 5 minutes. The eluents were monitored using a tandem mass spectrometer equipped with an electrospray ionization in positive mode and a triple quadrupole mass analyzer. The detection was carried out in multiple reaction-monitoring mode by quantifying the m/z 188.05→91.10 ion transition pair; with collision energy −29.0 V for Selegiline HCl. Linearity was achieved over the concentration range 3.5–6.5 ng/ml for the developed method. The limit of detection and limit of quantification were found to be 0.2 and 0.5 ng/ml, respectively. The correlation coefficient (r2) value was ≥0.9985 for Selegiline HCl. This method offers a sensitive quantification of Selegiline HCl in the pharmaceutical formulation.


LC-MS/MS, MRM, Parkinson’s disease, Selegiline HCl, validation.

Citation: Sangamithra R, Nagappan KV, Mukkamala S, Karthika A, Narenderan ST, Gullapalli K. A validated LC-ESI-MS/MS method for the quantification of selegiline hydrochloride in bulk and pharmaceutical formulation. J Appl Pharm Sci, 2019; 9(07):106–110.

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