PHARMAZIE, cilt.62, ss.179-184, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
A comparative chromatographic study was developed for the simultaneous quantitative resolution of trimethoprim (TMP) and sulphamethoxazole (SMX) in veterinary formulations. Multi-wavelength chromatograms were recorded by using diode array detector (DAD) system at the five-wavelength set consisting of 220, 230, 240, 250 and 260 nm. In the first step, five different calibration equations at the above wavelengths for each drug were obtained by using the relationship between concentration and peak area. These calibration graphs were used for the quantitative evaluation of TMP and SMX in samples. These single-wavelength applications were called traditional LC method. In the second step, principal component regression (PCR) and partial least-squares (PLS) calibrations were applied to the above mentioned multi-wavelength chromatograms. The amount of two investigated drugs in samples was determined by the constructed PCR and PLS calibrations. The experimental results obtained from each sing le-wavelength calibration graph were compared with those obtained by the chemometric approaches and chromatographic multivariate approaches give successful results more than traditional LC method.