alexa Analytical detection and method development of anticancer drug Gemcitabine HCl using gold nanoparticles.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta

Author(s): Menon SK, Mistry BR, Joshi KV, Sutariya PG, Patel RV

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Abstract A simple, rapid, cost effective and extractive UV spectrophotometric method was developed for the determination of Gemcitabine HCl (GMCT) in bulk drug and pharmaceutical formulation. It was based on UV spectrophotometric measurements in which the drug reacts with gold nanoparticles (AuNP) and changes the original colour of AuNP and forms a dark blue coloured solution which exhibits absorption maximum at 688nm. The apparent molar absorptivity and Sandell's sensitivity coefficient were found to be 3.95×10(-5)lmol(-1)cm(-1) and 0.060μgcm(-2) respectively. Beer's law was obeyed in the concentration range of 2.0-40μgml(-1). This method was tested and validated for various parameters according to ICH guidelines. The proposed method was successfully applied for the determination of GMCT in pharmaceutical formulation (parental formulation). The results demonstrated that the procedure is accurate, precise and reproducible (relative standard deviation <2\%). As it is simple, cheap and less time consuming, it can be suitably applied for the estimation of GMCT in dosage forms. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This article was published in Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta

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