1980 Volume 33 Issue 6 Pages 591-599
High performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) procedures were utilized for the rapid and efficient separation and characterization of the aromatic heptaene macrolide group of antifungal antibiotics. The instrument utilized a 350nm phosphor converted ultraviolet detector and a μ Bondapak C18 column packing. Optimum resolution of eleven commercial aromatic heptaene macrolide preparations was obtained with solvent systems consisting of mixtures of acetonitrile and 0.05 M aqueous sodium citrate buffer, pH 5.3. The presence of two distinct types of aromatic heptaene macrolides with numerous well-defined individual components has been established.