Author(s): Rizk M, Belal F, Aly FA, ElEnany NM
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Abstract A sensitive method is described for the determination of ofloxacin in its pure form, dosage forms and biological fluids. The proposed method depends upon the polarographic activity of ofloxacin in Britton Robinson buffers, whereby a well-defined cathodic wave is produced over the pH range 4.1-10.3. The wave was characterized as being irreversible, diffusion-controlled with limited adsorption properties. The current-concentration relationship was found to be rectilinear over the range 5x10(-5)-5x10(-4) M and 1x10(-5)-5x10(-4) M using the DC(t) and DPP modes respectively, with a minimum detectability (S/N=3) of 3x10(-7) M. The proposed method was successfully applied to the determination of ofloxacin in tablets and biological fluids. The results obtained were found to be in agreement with those obtained by a reference method.
This article was published in Talanta
and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques