A method for the determination of d- and l-thyroxine in human serum is described. The method involves extraction of thyroxine from serum and the separation of thyroxine enantiomers on a reversed-phase, high-performance liquid chromatographic column by use of a chiral eluent containing l-proline and cupric sulfate. Satisfactory resolution of the enantiomers of thyroxine, triiodothyronine, and reverse triiodothyronine can be achieved in 12 min and, employing amperometric detection to monitor the separation, the detection limit for serum thyroxine is in the range of 1-3 ng per injected sample.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications
|Published - Dec 11 1981
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Chemistry