Content of gentamicin according to USP applying pulsed amperometric detection

Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic and is composed of a number of related gentamicins. It is applied for several types of infections. For the determination of the major components, USP asks for chromatographic separation with pulsed amperometric detection using a gold working electrode. A post-column addition of NaOH is performed prior to the detection.