Author(s): Altinz S, Tekeli D
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Abstract Glimepiride (Amaryl), which is a new oral antidiabetic drug in the sulfonylurea class, was analysed by using second order derivative UV spectrophotometry. The quantification of glimepiride in dimethylformamide was performed in the wavelength range of 245-290 nm at N = 6, ?lambda = 21. The second order derivative spectra was calculated using peak to peak (lambdaDMF = 263.3-268.2 nm), peak to zero (lambdaDMF = 268.2 nm) and tangent (lambdaDMF = 263.3-271.8 nm) method for calibration curves, the linearity range of 1.00-500.00 microg ml(-1) by using the second order derivative UV spectrophotometric method. The developed method was applied to directly and easily to the analysis of the pharmaceutical tablet preparations. R.S.D. were found to be 4.18\% (Amaryl tablet; 1 mg) and 2.21\% (Amaryl tablet; 2 mg). The method was completely validated and proven to be rugged. The limit of quantitation and the limit of detection were found as 1.00 and 0.4 microg ml(-1), respectively. This validated derivative UV spectrophotometric method is potentially useful for a routine laboratory because of its simplicity, rapidity, sensitivity, precision and accuracy.
This article was published in J Pharm Biomed Anal
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta