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Friday 01 August 2003

Quantitative determination of some pharmaceutical piperazine derivatives through complexation with iron(III) chloride.

By: Abou-Attia FM, Issa YM, Abdel-Gawad FM, Abdel-Hamid SM.

Farmaco 2003 Aug;58(8):573-9

A simple, accurate and sensitive spectrophotometric method has been developed for the determination of three pharmaceutical piperazine derivatives, namely ketoconazole (KC), trimetazidine hydrochloride (TMH) and piribedil (PD). This method is based on the formation of yellow orange complexes between iron(III) chloride and the investigated drugs. The optimum reaction conditions, spectral characteristics, conditional stability constants and composition of the water soluble complexes have been established. The method permits the determination of KC, TMH and PD over a concentration range 1-15, 1-12 and 1-12 microg ml(-1), respectively. Sandell sensitivity is found to be 0.016, 0.013 and 0.013 microg cm(-2) for KC, TMH and PD, respectively. The method was sensitive, simple, reproducible and accurate within +/-1.5%. The method is applicable to the assay of the three drugs under investigation in different dosage forms and the results are in good agreement with those obtained by the official methods (USP and JP).

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