HPLC Separation of Ritonavir and Ribavirin

Separation type: Liquid Chromatography HILIC

Ritonavir and Ribavarin are two drugs which are very different in their properties for HPLC separation. Very hydrophobic and very hydrophilic drugs are separated on Primesep N using Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography (HILIC). Ritonavir is an antiretroviral drug from the protease inhibitor class used to treat HIV infection and AIDS. Ritonavir is very hydrophobic and non-ionizable and retains very long in reverse phase chromatography. Ribavirin is an anti-viral drug which is active against a number of DNA and RNA viruses. It is a member of the nucleoside antimetabolite drug, which makes it very hydrophilic.


Column Primesep N, 4.6x150 mm, 5 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase MeCN/H2O - 97/3%
Buffer No
Flow Rate 1.0 ml/min
Detection UV 250 nm,  MS- compatible mobile phase


Class of Compounds Drug
Analyzing Compounds Ritonavir,  Ribavirin

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