Application of analytical and semi-preparative high-performance liquid chromatography to anthracyclines and bis-anthracycline derivatives Academic Article uri icon


  • Efficient high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) methods have been developed for routine analysis of a number of anthracycline derivatives using reversed-phase muBondapak C18 columns and an isocratic methanol-water-ammonium carbonate (or acetate) solvent system. The rates of formation of bis-daunomycin derivatives of alpha, omega-dicarboxylic acid hydrazides have been investigated using the analytical methods developed. It has been demonstrated that the reaction proceeds via an intermediate mono-hydrazone. Both the mono- and bis-hydrazones have been isolated by preparative HPLC.

publication date

  • January 1984