• AJITHKUMAR P Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • ANTON SMITH A Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.


Objective: A simple, selective, sensitive, specific, and spectrophotometric method has been developed for the detection of imatinib mesylate in pure form and formulations.

Methods: The analytical condition was optimized for the drug, carried out as per the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use guidelines.

Results: The drug shows absorption at 232.0 nm and obeyed beers law in the wide concentration range from 0.5 to 4.0 μg/ml. The lower limit of detection was found to be 0.331 μg/ml and the limit of quantification to be 1.004 μg/ml. The regression equation was found to be y = 0.08x. The precision of the method was found to be 99.04%±0.527% and the percentage of drug recovered by this method is 100.13%±1.375%.

Conclusion: The method is simple and suitable for determination for imatinib mesylate in pure and pharmaceutical preparation.

Keywords: Spectrophotometer, Imatinib mesylate, Determination


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AJITHKUMAR P, and ANTON SMITH A. “DEVELOPMENT OF ANALYTICAL METHOD FOR IMATINIB MESYLATE BY ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 13, no. 1, Nov. 2019, pp. 180-3, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2020.v13i1.36098.
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