SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC DETERMINATION OF AN ANTIMALARIAL DRUG CHLOROQUINE IN BULK AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS


Manjusha D. Karad, V. D. Barhate

Abstract


Objective: The aim of this paper was to develop the spectrophotometric method of an antimalarial drug chloroquine in bulk and pharmaceutical formulations.

Methods: A simple, sensitive and accurate spectrophotometric method have been developed for the determination of chloroquine in pure and dosage forms which is based on oxidation of the drug with Fe(III)-1, 10 phenanthroline complex producing orange colored chromogen which is measured at 510 nm. Different experimental parameters affecting the color development and stability of the colored product are carefully studied and optimized.

Results: Beer’s law is obeyed in the concentration range of 20-320 µg/ml for the developed method. The molar absorptivity and sandell sensitivity are found to be 666.66 L mol-1 cm-1 and 0.77 µg/cm2 respectively. The regression equation for chloroquine was found to be y = 0.0013X+0.005 and the correlation coefficient for the regression line were 0.999.

Conclusion: The developed method could be successfully applied for determination of chloroquine in pharmaceutical formulations. The results obtained are in good agreement with those obtained by using the standard method.

Keywords: Chloroquine, Spectrophotometry, Dosage forms, 1, 10-phenanthroline (O-PHEN), Fe (III).

| PDF | HTML |

References


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloroquine

Aitha Vijaya Laxshmi. Research article, Spectrophotometric method for estimation of chloroquine in bulk and tablet dosage. Asian J Pharm Clin Res 2013;6 Suppl 1:156-8.

Aitha Vijaya Lakshmi. Research article, Spectrophotometric method for estimation of aciclovir in bulk and tablet dosage. Int J Biol Pharm Res 2013;4(1):23-6.

Bhavin N Patel, Naveen Sharma, Mallika Sanyal, Pranav S Shrivastav. Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry assay for the simultaneous determination of venlafaxine and O-desmethylvenlafaxine in human plasma and its application to a bioequivalence study. J Pharm Biomed Anal 2008;47(3):603-11.

A Bisham Babu, G Ramu, S Venkata Rao, T Neeharika, C Rambabu. Spectrophotometric determination of an antiretroviral drug stavudine in bulk and pharmaceutical formulations. Rasayan J Chem 2011;4(2):336-42.

Bisham Babu, G Ramu, S Venkata Rao, T Neeharika, C Rambabu. Research article, Spectrophotometric determination of an antiretroviral drug stavudine in bulk and pharmaceutical formulations Rasayan. J Chem 2011;4(2):336-42.




About this article

Title

SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC DETERMINATION OF AN ANTIMALARIAL DRUG CHLOROQUINE IN BULK AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS

Date

15-07-2015

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 7, Issue 3, 2015 Page: 27-29

Online ISSN

0975-7066

Statistics

161 Views | 215 Downloads

Authors & Affiliations

Manjusha D. Karad
Department of Chemistry, VES College of Arts Science and Commerce, Chembur Mumbai 400071, India

V. D. Barhate
Department of Chemistry, VES College of Arts Science and Commerce, Chembur Mumbai 400071, India


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.