Author(s): Diner Z, Basan H, Gger NG
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Abstract A derivative UV spectrophotometric method for the determination of ambroxol in tablets was developed. Determination of ambroxol in tablets was conducted by using first-order derivative UV spectrophotometric method at 255 nm (n = 5). Standards for the calibration graph ranging from 5.0 to 35.0 microg/ml were prepared from stock solution. The proposed method was accurate with 98.6+/-0.4\% recovery value and precise with coefficient of variation (CV) of 1.22. These results were compared with those obtained by reference methods, zero-order UV spectrophotometric method and reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method. A reversed-phase C(18) column with aqueous phosphate (0.01 M)-acetonitrile-glacial acetic acid (59:40:1, v/v/v) (pH 3.12) mobile phase was used and UV detector was set to 252 nm. Calibration solutions used in HPLC were ranging from 5.0 to 20.0 microg/ml. Results obtained by derivative UV spectrophotometric method was comparable to those obtained by reference methods, zero-order UV spectrophotometric method and HPLC, as far as ANOVA test, F(calculated) = 0.762 and F(theoretical) = 3.89, was concerned. Copyright 2003 Elsevier Science B.V.
This article was published in J Pharm Biomed Anal
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta