Organic bound fluorine in Ezetimibe by Combustion Ion Chromatography

Ezetimibe is a cholesterol-reducing drug. It reduces the cholesterol resorption in the small intestine. The molecule holds two fluorophenyl groups. Applying Combustion IC the amount of fluorine in the drug is determined. To avoid an excessive introduction of fluoride into the system, Ezetimibe is dissolved in ethanol prior to the combustion.